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Ashe, Katherine Duffy, 1893-1996



  • Existence: 1893-1996

Biographical Note

Katherine Duffy Ashe was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on August 24, 1893. In 1914, she was chosen as the "Queen" of Kla Ha Ya Days, an annual festival held in Snohomish, Washington, and rode on the wing of T.T. Maroney's stunt plane. This ride marked the longest flight ever made by a woman in Everett, Washington and reached an altitude of 1,500 feet. She died in 1996.

Biography derived from collection materials and donor information.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Katherine Duffy Ashe Kla Ha Ya Flight Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2011-07-20
Contents of the Collection The Katherine Duffy Ashe Kla Ha Ya Flight Collection consists of five black-and-white 6x8" photographs and four newspaper clippings relating to the 1914 flight of Katherine Duffy Ashe and pilot T. T. Maroney in a Curtiss Model D 1912 Pusher at the Kla Ha Ya Days festival in Snohomish, Washington. Each of the photographs is affixed to a matboard with "O. E. Graves, Everett, Wash." (photographer Orrin E. Graves) pressed into the lower left corner of the border. On the...

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