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Curtis Robin Challenger, Monache Meadow, Tulare County, Calif.

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A Curtis Robin Challenger landed in Monache Meadow (14 miles south of Mount. Whitney) in 1930. This was one of two sites proposed as a High Sierra landing field. Sol Sweet of Visalia, CA, was the pilot.

Baby Visalia Airplane in Visalia, Calif.

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Three men stand near the "Baby Visalia" plane in a field near Visalia, Calif. The plane was built by Delmar Wood and Jess Clark.

Curtis Biplane, First Airplane to Fly in Tulare County, Calif.

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Left to right, Frank, Johnny and Henry Bryant pose next to a Curtis biplane. This was the first plane to fly in Tulare County, CA. Frank Bryant was the pilot.

First United Airlines Flight into Visalia, Calif.

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A group congregates around a United Airlines aircraft at Visalia Municipal Airport; commemorating UAL's first flight into Visalia, CA.

First United Airlines Flight into Airport in Visalia, Calif.

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A group greets a woman as she descends from a United Airlines aircraft at the Visalia, CA, Airport. This was United Airlines' first flight into Visalia, in 1946.

Kern County Air Service plane

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Shows airplane marked "Kern County Air Service, Amos Collins, Pilot." Air mail service to Kern County began in 1927.

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Propeller Plane Landing at Hanford Airport

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Group of men around airplane on unpaved field.