Laura Ingalls, High Flyer

September 12, 1935 Laura Ingalls (the aviatrix, not the prairie girl!) flew non-stop from Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York. The trip took 13 hours 34 minutes, five and a half hours faster than Amelia Earhart’s 1932 record. Two years later Ingalls was arrested as a German spy and sent to Alderson prison (the jail that later welcomed Martha Stewart.)