Balloon Events Calendar
- Thurston Classic
- Jun 13, 2013 - Jun 16, 2013
- Robertson Athletic Complex - Meadville
- HACD Competition
In 1860, Samuel learned how to fly from noted balloonist Professor Steiner, and purchased a balloon. Townspeople were skeptical, but over the next 25 years, Samuel made 215 ascensions in his balloon. He enjoyed sharing his unusual sport with others, flying without charge at fairs, exhibitions and 4th of July celebrations.
- Robertson Athletic Complex - Website
- 135 Park Avenue
Ballooning has a very long history in Meadville. The Thurston's were a Meadville family who were involved in ballooning in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Samuel Sylvester Thurston was born in 1834, and operated a hotel in Meadville.
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