Nevada Appeal at 150: July 17, 1957: Speeds coast-to-coast in 203 minutes | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: July 17, 1957: Speeds coast-to-coast in 203 minutes

Spanning the nation in the fastest time in history, Major John Glenn Jr., USMC, flies a Chance Vought Crusader jet plane from Los Angeles to New York in 3 hours and 23 minutes, only nine minutes less than the speed of sound.

This continues the Appeal's review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.