Sheryl Davies

Title

Sheryl Davies

Description

Sheryl Davies recalls her experience of hiring a private plane when the international border crossing was closed off in July 1967, denying her access to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

08/03/2015

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Coverage

Windsor, ON, Canada; Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Text

I was booked to fly to Las Vegas to visit a Windsor friend who was a summer camp counselor, living that summer with her relatives. The day they closed the U.S./Canadian border, was the day I was flying out. As a 16 year old Canadian teenager, I had no cancellation insurance, so we hired a four-seat airplane at the Windsor Airport that flew over Detroit as it burned. I had a first-hand aerial view at 10,000 feet high as we flew to Detroit Metro. It was an experience to remember.

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Search Terms

Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Windsor-Canada, airplane, tourist

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Citation

“Sheryl Davies,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed June 18, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/74.

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