Presented By: Frederick County Bank Join us Saturday, May 19, 2018 for the 143rd running of the Preakness. Maryland fare and libations will be served from half past four until seven thirty in the evening. Individual Ticket: $85 Couple Tickets: $150 Purchase Tickets: http://www.mdtix.com/heritage-frederick.html Fore more information contact Mary Boswell at 301-663-1188 x107READ MORE
Exciting news was wired to Frederick that “unless prevented by unforeseen difficulties two army aeroplanes will arrive at camp Ordway between six thirty and seven o’clock Monday morning.” For many residents of Frederick this would be their first view of an airplane and the first to fly and land in Frederick. In the early hours of August 21, people crowded the streets and roof tops in hopes of getting a glimpse of the flying machine.
The plane was piloted by Capt. Charles Chandler and Lt. Henry Arnold, who were greeted with cheers and escorted to the mess-tent for breakfast. That afternoon, Capt. Chandler and Lt. Arnold flew back to College Park in their record making journey of over 40 continuous miles and traveling at speeds of approximately one mile per minute. Frederick’s first flight was truly a landmark journey and event in Frederick County history.