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Carl Ben Eielson tunes up his engine

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Carl Ben Eielson, who would be remembered as “The Father of Alaska Aviation,” tunes up his engine before departing Fairbanks on February 21, 1924, for the first airmail flight in Alaska. A couple dozen spectators were on hand to see him off. Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Library and Archives.

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