Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 at her grandparents' home
in Atchison, Kansas. It was not till 1908 that the girls moved to Des Moines to be
with their parents, Amelia was 10 years old when she saw her first airplane at the
Iowa State Fair. It would be more than a decade before Amelia's interest in aviation
would be awaken. Amelia began to realize that her father was a drunkard as well as
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help in the search, but by October he too abandoned all hope of finding them alive.
Amelia Earhart had lived a great life and was awarded in history as one of the greatest women to ever live. She had accomplished many things as a pilot that
no women had ever sccopmlished before. Though her love for flying finally killed her in a mysterious plane accident, her memories and accomplishments still live on
with us today.