Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mildred Wirt Benson Quotes #2

Many people who knew Mildred "Millie" Benson have a "Millie Story" - I'm saving most of those for the book, but there's also some great Millie quotes! I wanted to share some of these with you all as I'm plugging through my research files and writing my Biography on Millie Benson.

Millie: "I'd go to these archaeological sites and it was pretty difficult to get there and the easiest way to get there was to hire a bush pilot and he'd go in and he'd land in a field and sometimes I, I think it's a miracle that I ever escaped a crash but I did. And, we'd fly in and I'd get different bush pilots to fly me into these sites and I just got so that I liked it and it was rather exciting."

--2000 Interview by WGTE for The Storied Life of Millie Benson - regarding her numerous trips to Central America Yucatan sites back in the 1960s at a time when sites were rather wild and untamed

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