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David Young, Chicago hostorian and authorDavid M. Young, author and Midway Historian:




Excerpted from Dave Young's book, Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated History.

Note: William B. Stout was not only a seminal aviation innovator in Chicago, he designed the venerable Ford Trimotor, arguably the most ubiquitous early airliner in the United States in the 1920s.

Midway 1958Dave Young is a former Chicago Tribune aviation writer and author of Fill the Heavens with Commerce: Chicago Aviation, 1855-1926 and Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated History, part of his four-book Chicago transportation history series.

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