Black and white photograph of Florence Klingensmith’s Bee Gee airplane, 1933.

Florence Klingensmith’s Bee Gee airplane

Klingensmith’s Bee Gee Model Y Senior Sportster prior to the National Air Races in Chicago and her crash during the Phillip Tracy Trophy Race, 1933. The plane’s identification number, NR718Z, marks it as Klingensmith’s.

Black and white photograph of Klingensmith, second from left, at the National Air Races, at which she won the Amelia Earhart Trophy, 1932.

Florence Klingensmith at the 1932 National Air Races

Klingensmith, second from left, at the National Air Races, at which she won the Amelia Earhart Trophy, 1932.

Black and white photograph of Klingensmith, ca. 1930.

Florence Klingensmith

Klingensmith, ca. 1930.

Black and white photograph of Florence Klingensmith, ca. 1930.

Florence Klingensmith in a photography studio

Klingensmith poses in a photography studio, ca. 1930. She signed the print for her cousin Merle (Nelson) Arnold, with whom she grew up in the Oak Mound neighborhood of Oakport Township, Minnesota.

Black and white photograph of Klingensmith before her first flight, 1928.

Florence Klingensmith before her first flight

Klingensmith before her first flight, 1928.

Black and white photograph of Klingensmith with one of her aircraft, a Waco biplane, ca. 1930.

Florence Klingensmith with her Waco biplane

Klingensmith with one of her aircraft, a Waco biplane, ca. 1930.

Klingensmith, Florence “Tree Tops” (1904–1933)

The first licensed female pilot in North Dakota and a pioneer of aviation, Florence “Tree Tops” Klingensmith made a name for herself in air racing circuits, winning several prizes and setting records. At a time when women were expected to stay at home, Klingensmith followed her own path.

Cover of a pamphlet about the Farm Bureau women’s programs, 1966.

Farm Bureau women’s programs pamphlet cover

Cover of a pamphlet about the Farm Bureau women’s programs, 1966.

Black and white photograph of Lois Fankhanel teaching a class at a workshop for Farm Bureau women, 1960.

Farm Bureau workshop

Lois Fankhanel teaching a class at a workshop for Farm Bureau women, 1960.

Black and white photograph of dDistrict Farm Bureau Women’s Workshop during Red River Valley Winter Shows, 1959.

District Farm Bureau Women’s Workshop

District Farm Bureau Women’s Workshop during Red River Valley Winter Shows, 1959.

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