Episode 46: Aeronauts, Ascents, and the Early History of Ballooning in Boston

Early Boston aeronauts used balloons to perform scientific experiments, cross the English channel, take the first aerial photographs, and provide public entertainment.  Whether by hot air or hydrogen, these pioneers made their way into the air, and into the history books.


Aeronauts and Balloon Ascents

 

This Week in Boston History

More Perambulation Resources

After our show on Perambulating Boston’s Bounds, William Ricker provided some more useful links: