Black and white photograph of a Northwest Airlines stewardess, March 3, 1949. Photographed by Philip C. Dittes.

Northwest Airlines stewardess

Northwest Airlines stewardess, March 3, 1949. Photographed by Philip C. Dittes.

Black and white photograph of Northwest Airlines Stratocruiser, c.1955. Photographed by Don Berg Photography.

Northwest Airlines Stratocruiser

Northwest Airlines Stratocruiser, c.1955. Photographed by Don Berg Photography.

Black and white photograph of a Northwest Airlines monoplane, 1930. Photographed by Leo J. Kohn.

Northwest Airlines monoplane

Northwest Airlines monoplane, 1930. Photographed by Leo J. Kohn.

Color image of a Northwest Orient Airlines menu, c.1970.

Northwest Orient Airlines menu

Northwest Orient Airlines menu, c.1970.

Northwest Airlines

A few months before aviator Charles Lindbergh made his record-breaking transatlantic flight, Northwest Airways, Inc. began carrying airmail between the Twin Cities and Chicago. As Northwest Airlines, Inc., the company became a major international carrier before financial troubles forced its merger with Delta Air Lines, Inc. in 2008.

Black and white photograph of the Kennedy Mine, Cuyuna Range, c.1920. Photographed by the Aitkin Independent Age.

Kennedy Mine, Cuyuna Range

Kennedy Mine, Cuyuna Range, c.1920. Photographed by the Aitkin Independent Age.

Black and white photograph of a stockpile or iron ore at Deerwood on the Cuyuna Iron Range, c.1918.

Stockpile of ore, Cuyuna Range, Deerwood

A stockpile or iron ore at Deerwood on the Cuyuna Iron Range, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of Cuyler Adams, c.1915. Photographed by Lee Brothers.

Cuyler Adams

Cuyler Adams, c.1915. Photographed by Lee Brothers.

Black and white photograph of a train carrying first shipment of iron ore from the Kennedy Mine on the Cuyuna Iron Range, 1911.

Train carrying first ore shipment from the Cuyuna Range

Train carrying first shipment of iron ore from the Kennedy Mine on the Cuyuna Iron Range, 1911.

Map showing the locations of the Vermillion, Mesabi, and Cuyuna Iron Ranges of Minnesota.

Map of Iron Ranges in Minnesota

Map showing the locations of the Vermillion, Mesabi, and Cuyuna Iron Ranges of Minnesota.

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