On August 8, the last known remaining 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E, named Muriel, will be transported from El Cajon, California, to Atchison, Kansas. The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation recently acquired the restored aircraft with plans to house it at a new Amelia Earhart Museum.”The Electra L-10E is the same model aircraft flown by Earhart on her fateful final flight around the world,” explained Karen Seaberg, Director of the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation. “Our goal is to use Muriel as the anchor of the new museum to bring Amelia Earhart’s story to life from her hometown.”
This attraction will be in addition to Amelia Earhart’s childhood home and the annual Amelia Earhart Festival. Both already draw admirers from all around the world.”We’re thrilled to carry on the amazing Earhart legacy through this aircraft,” Seaberg said. “At a time when it could have been discarded, it was instead impeccably cared for and restored and will now live on to educate future generations.”
For 34 years, aviator Grace McGuire owned, maintained and restored Muriel. When Muriel was at risk of being relegated to the trash, McGuire rescued the aircraft, seeing its potential as an aircraft with a story.Landstar, Inc. is transporting Muriel through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The truck and trailer will be almost 89 feet long in total. Estimated weight is 8,000 pounds.
To see Muriel’s journey through the states, follow the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation on Facebook Aug. 8 through Aug. 12. To learn more, and to sign up for future updates, you can visit their website.
About Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation
The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation is committed to honoring Earhart’s legacy through a museum in her hometown of Atchison, Kansas. The group recently acquired the world’s last remaining Lockheed Electra L-10E, known as Muriel, to help tell the story. You can find more information about the foundation at www.AtchisonAmeliaEarhartFoundation.org.