Stories tagged with: The Works

September 15, 2013 - 7:42pm
30 weeks 3 days ago

A local aviation icon and legend was honored with a statue at The Works museum in Newark Saturday.

Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964, not to be confused with Amelia Earhart, who flew across the Atlantic ocean almost 40 years prior. Mock was a resident of Newark before making her coast to coast journey.

"She's a class 1943 Newark High school," said The Works Director of Development, Susan Leithauser. A Newark native who was a housewife...

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