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Look – in the sky! It’s a bird…no….it’s a plane (no, wait, those haven’t been invented yet…) it’s John LaMountain! The resourceful yet prickly Mr. LaMountain began aerial reconnaissance from a balloon at Fortress Monroe on this day, 150 years ago. He had wanted to be the US Army’s Chief Aeronaut, but that honor went […]