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Time Period >>  Great Depression  1929 - 1939
Historical Event >>  Charlotte's First Airport  1936

Mayor Ben Douglas' dream has come true. West of the city, Charlotte's airport opens. Fifty years later, Charlotte Douglas International Airport will grow into a hub that handles 500 flights each day and millions of passengers each year.

Douglas Municipal Airport
Douglas Municipal Airport




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