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Name:    Meyer, Marie
Profession:  Other
Category:  St. Louis and the West
Born/Started:    1902
Died/Ended:    1956
Description:    Marie Meyer began taking flying lessons by age 17 and when she was 20, she bought her own plane. Meyer assembled a group of stunt flyers and formed Marie Meyer´s Flying Circus, which performed aerial stunts from 1924 to 1928.

Meyer was born in St. Louis near the site of an old airmail field in Forest Park. In 1924, she and her husband gave a performance for the St. Louis Flying Club to raise money for the upkeep of Lambert Field. From 1924 to 1928, they traveled the country performing death defying stunts. After Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Paris made airplanes no longer oddities, they settled in Macon, MO and ran a chain of gas stations and candy stores.

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