Texas Bucket List – X: eXtra place to visit for W ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

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I couldn’t think of an X and I had too many W places I wanted to share so I decided to share another W place with you, since I had eXtras. 🙂 I know – it is pushing it. I’m okay with that today.

Sweetwater, TX, was one of the sites for the training of female pilots during WWII. The female pilots played important roles in the defense of America and freedom around the world during that time. They may not have been in direct front-line combat but they experienced many losses and contributed much needed help and experience.

In Sweetwater, there is a museum dedicated to these female pilots from WWII. They were called WASP. Women Airforce Service Pilots lived and trained in the barren area of west Texas at Avenger Field. This site how houses the National WASP Museum in one of the old hangars.

A visit to the WASP Museum does not take too long but it is very interesting. You can see more of our visit in this post I shared with you a couple of years ago. I also shared a couple of books with you about it – one is Flying Higher and is biographical in nature and another was fiction but interesting titled The All-Girl Filling Station. The WASP program figures in Secrets in the Sky by Melinda Rice, a juvenile fiction story about a young girl in Sweetwater who befriends some of the lady pilots. We used it as a read aloud several years ago and really enjoyed it.

Blessings,
At Home.

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5 thoughts on “Texas Bucket List – X: eXtra place to visit for W ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. Kristen October 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm Reply

    Very cool! I have been reading a few fiction and non-fiction books about female pilots during the war. Such an interesting time period to study.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome October 26, 2018 at 10:39 pm Reply

      I’d love titles for the books that you know of. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the reading I have done regarding female pilots and their stories.

  2. Annette V October 30, 2018 at 11:46 pm Reply

    I wish I lived closer… that WASP museum would be great for Justin next March.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome October 31, 2018 at 8:38 am Reply

      Definitely would fit right in with the things he is working on this year.

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