The Vin Fiz Crosses America

Scenes from Cal Rodgers’ first transcontinental flight in 1911.

(Charles Wiggin Collection)


Kid mechanic Charles Wiggin fills up the gas tank
(Charles Wiggin Collection)

Kid mechanic Charles Wiggin poured gas into the Vin Fiz tank, surrounded by the crowd of onlookers that quickly gathered almost anywhere Rodgers came down.

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