Aviation in the Fox Valley

Fox Footprints: local history

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This week the Appleton Historical Society had our regular monthly meeting.  Just in time for EAA, the topic was the history of aviation in the Fox Valley.  Ken Syring presented a terrific overview of the development of airlines and airports in the Appleton area.  I learned the current airport is actually the third one.  I never knew there was one at the corner of Ballard and OO.  We have some photos of the first, the George F. Whiting airport included in Fox Valley Memory.  I hope to find some of the second airport to add to FVM soon.  Thanks Ken for the great program!

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