RARE 1929 National Air Races & Aeronautical Exposition SEASON BOX TICKETS PACK

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  • Sold Date: Dec 30, 2013
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RARE 1929 AUG 24 TO SEPT 2 National Air Races & Aeronautical Exposition SEASON BOX TICKETS PACK. ONLY THE ONLY THE 2 FIRST ADMISSION TICKETS ARE MISSING. OTHERWISE ALL ARE THERE. HAS SOME WATER STAINING. MEASURES 3" X 7-1/2"..In 1929, Cleveland hosted the National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition. The Cleveland Airport was the first municipally owned in the country. It was large enough to host the races on the west end of the airfield without interrupting normal commercial traffic at the east end. A state- of -the -art passenger terminal building had just been opened, complete with beautiful landscaping. More than a dozen new hangars and support buildings were either complete or under construction.The Aeronautical Exposition was held in the new $10 million Public Hall in downtown Cleveland. No less than 250 exhibits displayed $3 million in aircraft, motors and accessories. Musical extravaganzas were offered each day and evening..On the day prior to the opening of the races, a very large parade was held on the main street of downtown Cleveland, with no less than 100 floats, most of them covered with fresh flowers. Overhead, an armada of military and civilian aircraft accompanied the parade.Many dignitaries and movie stars were in attendance, national hero Charles Lindbergh and Commander Hugo Eckner of the Graff Zeppelin, ... read more