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Amelia Earhart's Landing in Eureka, Utah

Photo courtesy of Annie Feidt.
Amelia Earhart standing in front of Annie Feidt?s great, great grandfather?s house in Eureka, Utah.

By Annie Feidt

Anchorage, Alaska – It's not everyday a worldwide celebrity drops in unannounced in a small town on the west desert. But that's exactly what happened eighty years ago in Eureka, Utah. The celebrity was Amelia Earhart- the pioneering aviator who's daring life is recounted in a new movie. The renewed interest in Earhart convinced public radio reporter Annie Feidt to look into her own family's history hosting the pilot during Earhart's unexpected Utah layover.

Annie Feidt is a reporter with Alaska Public Radio.

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