Birthplace of an Airline

Birthplace of an Airline (HM54I)

Location: Clintonville, WI 54929 Waupaca County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 37.098', W 88° 43.92'

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It was here in Clintonville that Wisconsin Central Airlines, now known as North Central Airlines, was founded in 1944. Fostered and promoted by the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company, the airline was an outgrowth of the company's need for air transportation. Four Wheel Drive had been operating a non-scheduled airline serv?ice to Chicago for months before making application for scheduled airline service to the Civil Aeronautics Board in June, 1944. Since beginning service on February 1, 1948, with a fleet of three nine-passenger twin-engine aircraft, North Central has become one of the largest of the local service air carriers in the country. Its routes provide the basis of Wisconsin's airline system serving all of the state's air carrier airports.
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HM NumberHM54I
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number138
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 362588 N 4942008
Decimal Degrees44.61830000, -88.73200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 37.098', W 88° 43.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 37' 5.88" N, 88° 43' 55.20" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5601 Clintonville Municipal Airport, Clintonville WI 54929, US
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