Father of Famous Wiley Post Again Visits Union Parish

The GazetteFebruary 1, 1939 Mr. Frank Post, of Oklahoma, father of Wiley Post, famous flyer who was killed in an airplane accident with the celebrated Will Rogers in Alaska in 1935, is visiting relatives in Union Parish in the Canaan neighborhood, where he was born and whence he removed with his parents to Texas at … Continue reading Father of Famous Wiley Post Again Visits Union Parish

Will Rogers, Famous Humorist, Killed Instantly In Airplane Crash Thursday

The GazetteAugust 21, 1935 Will Rogers, world-famous humorist, motion picture comic actor and newspaper columnist and his pilot and companion, Wiley Post, were instantly killed when their plane crashed from sixty feet in the air into a river bank fifteen miles south of Point Barrow in northern-most Alaska last Thursday evening. The time of the … Continue reading Will Rogers, Famous Humorist, Killed Instantly In Airplane Crash Thursday