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Albin Longren

(1882-1950)

  • Born near Leonardville
  • In 1911 made the first successful flight of a Kansas built airplane, Topeka I
  • Known as the "Birdman"
  • Hoped to create an airplane that would replace the automobile
  • Worked as a consultant for other airplane manufacturers

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