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Samuel Hawley is a writer of narrative nonfiction and fiction. His books are highly eclectic. He has written about 16th-century East Asian history, 19th-century Korean-American relations, Olympic sprinting and land speed racing and a circus elephant named Topsy who was electrocuted in 1903. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

NATHAN OSTICH / FLYING CADUCEUS: PHOTOS (PART 1)




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Dr. Nathan Ostich holding a model of the Flying Caduceus circa 1960


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Ray Brock (right) with Firestone engineers testing the tires for Caduceus circa 1960 (courtesy Alan Bradshaw)


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One of the Caduceus wheels on the Firestone testing rig circa 1960 (courtesy Alan Bradshaw)


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Flying Caduceus on its trailer at Wendover, 1960, 14-year-old Ron Christensen posing in front (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Another shot of young Ron Christensen with the Caduceus, in front of Wendover's Western Motel (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Caduceus at the Western Motel in Wendover, 1960 (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Caduceus under its awning out on the salt flats, 1960 (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Caduceus' J-47 jet engine is static tested out on the salt before Ostich makes his first run, 1960 (courtesy Alan Bradshaw)


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The Caduceus pits at Bonneville in the first season, 1960 (courtesy Ron Christensen)

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