She chauffeured her blind father at age 11, became America’s youngest aviator at 13 after Wiley Post taught her, a famous barnstorming stunt flyer soon after that, then gave it all up to be a wife and mom. Later, the Marlow native traveled the Chickasaw Nation helping the needy and forgotten, and helped lead the tribe.
Join John and KTOK/iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert for the exhilarating tale of the half-Chickasaw Oklahoman whose life motto, “Never give up!” lifted her to the heights of aerial glory and the historic lengths of sacrificial heroism for her people. It is the 76th episode of our original OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible! Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.https://youtu.be/5jB9sXVvhvc
Teenaged Pearl Carter (center) with her half Chickasaw-half Choctaw mother Lucy; her white father, entrepreneur George Carter, Sr.; and Pearl’s red Curtiss Robin airplane. The circa 1931 scene depicts the Marlow pasture that George converted into an “airport” for Pearl. Courtesy Pearl Scott Collection, Chickasaw Nation Archives.
Pearl Carter Scott, honored by the Chickasaw nation.
Poster from the 2010 motion picture Pearl Website: http://www.pearlthemovie.net
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Read the full story at Pearl Carter Scott – Girl Stunt Flyer - Podcast,
from Oklahoma History, with John Dwyer