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Born to immigrant Scandinavians
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In 1960, Wien Alaska Airlines expanded its offerings to tourists
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Ralph, the eldest Wien brother
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Father and son, Noel and Merrill Wien
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A group photo of the Wien brothers and their wives
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Noel Wien, founder of Alaska's first commercial airline
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Noel Wien took this picture September 24, 1924
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Fairbanks' Weeks Field was a busy airport during the 1930s
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Years after this July 1924 photo was taken, Noel Wien sent a copy to his friend Bob Bartlett
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Noel Wien made the first commercial flight
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"1927 June, Nome, Alaska, start of first airplane operation in Nome."
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Photographed in the 1950s are brothers Noel, Fritz, and Sig Wien
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The board of Wien Consolidated Airlines

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