Aviation in the Fox Valley

Fox Footprints: local history

The Appleton Public Library is very interested in preserving local history and collecting our shared stories. This blog is a place to share those stories, sometimes from Appleton, sometimes from elsewhere in Wisconsin. I hope to connect people with others who are interested in the footprints of the past. Feel free to chime in about your history.   -Karen


This week the Appleton Historical Society had our regular monthly meeting.  Just in time for EAA, the topic was the history of aviation in the Fox Valley.  Ken Syring presented a terrific overview of the development of airlines and airports in the Appleton area.  I learned the current airport is actually the third one.  I never knew there was one at the corner of Ballard and OO.  We have some photos of the first, the George F. Whiting airport included in Fox Valley Memory.  I hope to find some of the second airport to add to FVM soon.  Thanks Ken for the great program!

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