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 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.

Black and white photograph of Charles Lindbergh in the living room of his restored boyhood home, 1971.

Charles Lindbergh in the living room of his restored boyhood home

Charles Lindbergh in the living room of his restored boyhood home, 1971.

Black and white photograph of Charles Augustus Lindbergh with a plane propeller, c.1971.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh with a plane propeller

Charles Augustus Lindbergh with a plane propeller, c.1971.

Black and white photograph of Charles Augustus Lindbergh testifying at the Air Mail Hearing before the Senate Post Office Committee, March 16, 1934.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh testifying at the Air Mail Hearing

Charles Augustus Lindbergh testifying at the Air Mail Hearing before the Senate Post Office Committee, March 16, 1934.

Black and white photograph of Charles and Anne Lindbergh in flight suits next to Lockheed Sirius during their flight across the Northern Pacific, c.1931.

Charles and Anne Lindbergh in flight suits

Charles and Anne Lindbergh in flight suits next to Lockheed Sirius during their flight across the Northern Pacific, c.1931.

Black and white photograph of Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh, c.1928.

Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh

Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh, c.1928.

Black and white photograph of Charles Augustus Lindbergh and pilots in Detroit, Michigan, c.1928.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh and pilots in Detroit

Charles Augustus Lindbergh and pilots in Detroit, Michigan, c.1928.

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