San Jacinto celebrates 80th anniversary of historic Russian plane landing

Photo by Kyle Selby/The Valley ChronicleThe Russian Gypsy Dancers performed a show and included the crowd in a special dance! Mayor Scott Miller can be seen enjoying the festivities. ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter Friday morning marked the 80th anniversary of the Russian Transpolar Flight Landing from Moscow to San Jacinto in 1937. “Life was simpler back then, but it was a day that San Jacinto became very good friends with Russia,” said Mayor Scott Miller. On July 14, 1937, a “huge red and silver plane” came out of the sky and landed in a San Jacinto pasture. The landing was significant to aviation history because it was the first

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