The Vin Fiz Crosses America
Scenes from Cal Rodgers’ first transcontinental flight in 1911.
- By Linda Shiner
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 19, 2011
Charles Wiggin Collection
In Pasadena, California—Rodgers' original destination—Cal was greeted by officials of the city’s Tournament of Roses Association (and a cast of thousands). After the Association’s chairman draped an American flag around Rodgers’ shoulders, the Pasadena Board of Trade presented him with chrysanthemums.