Harriet Quimby was most probably born in Arcadia Township, Michigan on May 11, 1875. Her parents came to the area to homestead in 1867 on 160 acres located about three miles southeast of present day Arcadia. Harriet went to school in the Arcadia School District in School No. 1, the Gabel School. Sometime between 1887 and 1890 when Harriet was about 12-15 years old, her family left the area. This Arcadia native would eventually find fame as a pioneer aviatrix.
See Also: Aviation Pioneer Harriet Quimby
This Arcadia Area Historical Museum exhibit summarizes Harriet Quimby's accomplishments and her family's history in the area. The exhibit was enhanced in 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her flight across the English Channel.
Animated View: The Quimby Room
Designing the Quimby Stamp