Monett expected to be “flying high” according to the Monett Times. They were pinning their hopes on the new airplane industry and the Monett Aeroplane Company. The paper stated, “a smart start here will no doubt develop into an immense industry in a few years.”

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.