Amelia Earhart America's Most Famous Woman Aviator
Amelia Earhart was born July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. Her parents were Amy Otis Earhart and Edwin Stanton Earhart. Her dad was a lawyer whose later position as a railroad claims agent required a lot of travel. Because of his travels, Amelia and her younger sister, Muriel, spent a lot of their time living with their mother’s parents, Amelia Otis and Judge Alfred Otis. In 1908, when Amelia was 11, she saw her first airplane on a trip to the Iowa State Fair with her parents. She was amazed by it.