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Chanute

(shəno͞ot`), city (1990 pop. 9,488), Neosho co., SE Kans., on the Neosho River; inc. 1873 following the consolidation of four contiguous towns. It is a processing and trade center for an agricultural region, with diverse manufactures. A museum there preserves the work of Martin and Osa JohnsonJohnson, Martin Elmer,
1884–1937, American explorer and author, b. Rockford, Ill. He left home at 14 to work his way to Europe on a cattle boat, returning as a stowaway.
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. Nearby is the site of the first mission in Kansas.
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In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.
After a while, a person reported on help line 130 that his vehicle Toyota Corolla GLI numbered LEC-5134 has been robbed from Chanute.
One grant will help Neosho County Community College m Chanute provide training for a new aviation facility planned by Spirit Aerosystems in the southeast Kansas town.
She worked as a secretary for Base Supply at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois and as a Realtor in California.
Air Force between 1949 and 1952 at Lackland, Chanute, and Williams Air Force Bases.
Degen, a clockmaker from Vienna, had a rather unsuccessful public exhibition of his aircraft in Paris in 1812, Chanute explains, "On the third [unsuccessful] attempt he was attacked by the disappointed spectators, beaten unmercifully, and laughed at afterwards.
Langley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, engineer Octave Chanute, and other lesser-known but very capable competitors.
At his suggestion, in 1873, the towns merged and the City of Chanute was chartered.
Mackersey is excellent on the background to their achievement and his book is full of intriguing characters, including the wonderfully named rivals and colleagues Octave Chanute, Augustus Herring, and Edward Huffaker.