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Section 11 - Inaugural Air Service

1-Inauguration of new rail - air service. North Shore Line - Stout Air Lines - 06/05/1926 (NSL Photo)

2-Inauguration of rail - air service, outside, next to airplane "Miss North Shore" - No Date (NSL Photo)

3-What appears to be inauguration group posed next to side of Stout air plane - No Date (NSL Photo)

4-Stout Air Line plane on field - No Date (NSL Photo)

5-Unedited version of photo #3 above, people next to plane - No Date (NSL Photo)

6-Air Liner of Transcontinental & Western Air in flight over flat farming country (hook-up with North Shore Line) - No Date (NSL Photo)

7-Stout Air Lines plane on grass field - 11/27/1928 (NSL Photo)

8-Giant Tri-Motored Northwest Airways 16-passenger plane which daily carries the U.S. Airmail between Chicago and the Twin Cities - No Date (NSL/Northwestern Photographic Studios, Inc. Saint Paul, MN photo) (NSL Photo)

9-Unedited version of Photo #2 above, showing inauguration group next to plane, "Miss North Shore" - No Date (NSL Photo)

10-View of front of plane on airfield - No Date (NSL Photo)

11-Side view of Stout plane, "Miss North Shore" - No Date (NSL Photo)

12-Interior view of Stout plane - No Date (NSL Photo)

13-Group assembled on field between Stout bus and airplane - No Date (NSL Photo)

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