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Ballooning, Mitchell pilot says, viewed as 'something kind of magical'

Published 09/19/2009, The Daily Republic

A phenomenon swept Mitchell during the calm, cool evenings that blessed the city so many times this summer. On sidewalks and porches, in parks and on the lake, somebody would suddenly stop working or playing to gaze upward in amused wonder. “Look,” the call would come from the first spotter. “It’s a hot-air balloon!”

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