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Weeks Ball Field in Fairbanks

Weeks Ball Field in Fairbanks served as the Black Squadron's airstrip in September 1920. The bleachers were filled with bystanders witnessing the historic return of the biplanes that had aerially linked the United States with its remote territory. By 1923, the airstrip/ball park known as Weeks Field saw regular aviation service. Wrote Noel Wien, "I had the pleasure of flying twenty-nine years from this airport before it was closed to progress of City of Fairbanks." In the 1970s the property became the site of the Noel Wien Library (Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library). Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Library and Archives.

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