June 4, 1935: Meridian natives Algene and Frederick Key set flight endurance record

In their plane the Ole Miss, they flew nonstop over Meridian’s airport for 27 days, flying 52,000 miles in 653 hours and 34 minutes. The airport was later renamed Key Field, and the Ole Miss is on display in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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