First female pilot in the United States to fly solo. She was also the first woman to drive across the United States from the east coast to the west coast.
Her thirteenth birthday present was a car; later, she became an automobile salesperson.
She received flying lessons from Glenn Curtis, an early American aviator.
She was the daughter of an affluent hoof paste manufacturer.
She and fellow American aviator Amelia Earhart were among the first successful female pilots.