The popularity of civil aviation became widespread between the first and second World Wars. Thousands of spectators flocked to watch the races and stunts of skilled pilots, both male and female, hailing from every corner of the United States. In a predominately male sport, the Western Pennsylvania region can boast of several pioneer aviatrixes during this period. One native star of the sky was Pittsburgher Helen MacCloskey.
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March 18, 2015
To celebrate Women's History Month, here are two women -- both political leaders -- that you'll meet at the History Center: Queen Aliquippa, a Seneca leader from the late 18th century who met with George Washington, and Sophie Masloff, Pittsburgh's first female and first Jewish mayor.