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GLENVILLE: Earhart mystery goes on

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum has a permanent exhibit on Earhart that includes a replica of the Lockheed Electra she flew, as well as mannequins of the tall, thin pilot.

Bill Mahon, director of the museum, said the exhibit continues to draw a strong crowd of curiosity seekers.

"At the museum, we celebrate all aspects of flight, but the focus is on those with a New York state connection," said Mahon. "She was here at WGY, and that's so significant to us."

Mahon said the most popular theories for her disappearance are still pilot/navigator error and fuel failures. There are, however, people with different ideas.

Will the mystery ever be solved? Moore said perhaps it's a conundrum that is best left a speculative point in history.

"A lot of the interest in Earhart is the mystique," said Moore. "If we put the end to the puzzle, that interest could die away, and I'm not sure that's the best conclusion. We'll miss the mystery."

Tickets for the luncheon cost $25. For information, call 346-8884.""

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