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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 9

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CHRISTOFFERSON, PATHFINDER OF THE AIR,
FLIES FROM 'FRISCO TO SAN DIEGO
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Silas Christofferson, pathfinder of
the air, as he appeared when he
crossed the famous Tehachapi Pass
on his recent long-distance flight
from San Francisco to San Diego. Te
hachapi Pass ds the connecting link
between the Coast range and. the Si
erra Nevada mountains and is 400G
feet high. The daring aviator sailed
over the pass nearly a mile higher
than the mountains, making his total
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altitude 9,000 feet. Tehachapi wag
the most formidable barrier which
blocked the famous sky pilot's flight
course and to surmount it, he fitted
his aeroplane, with a 9.0-100 horse
power motor. t
He succeeded only after, Iwo futile
attempts. On the first leg of his jpurr
ney, from San Francisco to Bakers
field, Christofferson broke the United
States long distance r.ecord, formerly
held by Murvin "Wood, who flew from
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