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DOLLY SHEPHERD—A LIFE WELL SOARED PART 2

YESTERDAY here at SimanaitisSays, Dolly Shepherd got her show business start having a blindfolded Samuel F. Cody shoot an egg off her head. Cody was also a pioneer aviator, he … Continue reading

January 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

DOLLY SHEPHERD—A LIFE WELL SOARED PART 1

I RECENTLY ENJOYED another encounter with Miss Dolly Shepherd, pioneer parachutist and fairground entertainer in the Edwardian era. Our first meeting was in “I ♥ Aviatrices,” here in the SimanaitisSays … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment