Betty Brown, right, and her daughter Dona Harper of Patterson hold up a cake emblazoned with the cover of "Finding Amelia", a book written by Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, about the search for Amelia Earhart. Brown was featured in the book for writing down words she claims she heard the pilot say while tuning into her family's short-wave radio in 1937.--Photo by Jonathan Partridge/Patterson Irrigator
Betty Brown, right, and her daughter Dona Harper of Patterson hold up a cake emblazoned with the cover of "Finding Amelia", a book written by Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, about the search for Amelia Earhart. Brown was featured in the book for writing down words she claims she heard the pilot say while tuning into her family's short-wave radio in 1937.--Photo by Jonathan Partridge/Patterson Irrigator
slideshow


We encourage your online comments in this public forum, but please keep them respectful and constructive. This is not a forum for personal attacks, libelous statements, profanity or racist slurs. Readers may report such inappropriate comments by e-mailing the editor at news@pattersonirrigator.com.