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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes Caption dated July 20, 1959 reads, "Veteran flier Roy Knabenshue, 83, left, and wife Jane, watch old flying partner Welly Waring pour charcoal chunks as he prepares barbecue at surprise birthday party for Knabenshue at Waring's Archers Motel in Burbank. Waring and Jimmy Buttler, manager of Pasadena Department of Motor Vehicles, were hosts off poolside party honoring Knabenshue, first man in United States to fly dirigible at St. Louis Exposition Oct. 25, 1904. Oldest living member of 'Early Birds,' group whose members have flown more than 25 years, Knabenshue not only celebrates 55th anniversary of his first flight this year but also 32nd wedding anniversary.'
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00113052 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d012_f38_i22 CARL0005301053 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48080
Knabenshue, Roy,--1960 California.--Department of Motor Vehicles--Officials and employees Waring's Archers Motel (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.) Birthday parties--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County) Couples--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County) Motels--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County) Men--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County) Women--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County) Air pilots--United States Barbecue grills Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs