PatronPATRON + Birmingham was the host for the International Balloon Race in 1920 October 24, 2021 December 22, 2021by Donna R Causey To view this content, you must be a member of Alabama Pioneers Patrons's Patreon at $2 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Tags: 1900'sAlabama historyJEFFERSON COUNTY
Neat article but the first line is wrong. This was a Gas balloon race. Modern hot air balloons were not invented until 1960 by Mr. Ed Yost. Hot air balloons were rarely used or raced even a few years after their invention in France because of the invention of the gas balloon very soon after the first manned hot air balloon flights.
Thank you for the correction.