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Historicist: The Sky’s the Limit

The 1910 aviation meet and Count Jacques de Lesseps’ flight over Toronto. “In the sight of the people of Toronto the dream of one thousand years came true last night,” wrote the Toronto Telegram on July 14, 1910. “Rising from the crowd like a creature of life and being, a monoplane circled above over the heads of the crowd, then departed southward and westward, sailing away like […] The post Historicist: The Sky’s the Limit appeared first on Torontoist.
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