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The arrival of the biplanes

The arrival of the biplanes in Nome created a stir on August 23, 1920, when mostly women and children gathered around. They'd never seen an airplane before. "The winged invasion of the Northland," reads the caption. University of Alaska Anchorage Archives.

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