The death-defying feats of Stratosphere Man

Aug 1, 2014

Makowski's story on Selden appears in Michigan History magazine.
Credit Courtesy - Historical Society of Michigan

Lansing-born Arzeno Selden may not be a household name today, but for several decades in the early 20th century the death-defying aerialist thrilled thousands at state fairs and traveling circuses.

A profile of Selden's life and times was recently featured in Michigan History Magazine in an article from MSU grad Jake Makowski. To learn more about this figure in Michigan history, WKAR's Peter Whorf spoke with Makowski by phone.