history images Mound City on the Mississippi Home Page
image menu Buildings, Sites, and Objects People, Places, and Things Events, Incidents, and Occurrences Bibliography


  Hot-Air Balloon Record
Brief Description:  In 1959, John Wise, John LaMountain, O.A. Gager and William Hyde established a world distance record for balloon flight by traveling 826 miles in the "Atlantic" from St. Louis to Henderson, NY in 19 hours and 40 minutes.
Year:  1959
Decade:  1950 - 1959
Beginning Date:     Jul. 01, 1959
Ending Date:     Jul. 02, 1959

Mound City Chronicles



about historic preservationnew entries4 kids onlymap it!

This site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and
the City of St. Louis Community Information Network.

This site was funded in part by Federal funds administered by the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Version 1.0