Chicago’s Midway Airport

Bill Leff explores the rich legacy of Chicago’s Midway airport with Christopher Lynch.  He’s written two books including When Hollywood Landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport The Photos & Stories of Mike Rotunno and Chicago’s Midway Airport: The First Seventy-five Years

He’ll be appearing at the Oriole Park branch of the Chicago Public Library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19th.

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Aerial view of the Chicago Municipal Airport showing the old and the new field bisected by railroad tracks. A passenger aboard a TWA Skyclub plane noticed a snail-like image crossing the center of the field. Upon landing, he learned that it was a freight train. Bewildered, the passenger left the depot wondering whether Chicago will have one useful airport or two useless ones. (Chicago Tribune archive photo)

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