La Mountain, John
- Edward Hagerman
La Mountain, John (1830–14 February 1870), aeronaut, was born in Lansingburgh, New York. His surname is sometimes rendered as Lamountane. Little is known of La Mountain’s childhood, family life, and education. Apparently his father died while La Mountain was young, and he left school to support himself and his mother. There is evidence that he was at one time a seaman....