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Return to:   Will Rogers and Wiley Post - America was in the throes of the Great Depression when another bout of tragic news streaked across the nation: two great men had been killed in an airplane accident in northern Alaska.
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Winnie Mae crash
In July 1933, after the Winnie Mae crashed while landing at Flat, the local miners stepped in to help. Here the men disassemble the tripod they used to help set the plane upright. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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