North Central Airlines Brochure, circa 1970

Summary

North Central Airlines was founded in Clintonville, Wisconsin, in 1944 but was headquartered in Minneapolis for most of its existence. As its name suggests, the airline served cities in the north central part of the U.S. including Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago and Detroit. The company's mascot, "Herman the duck," featured prominently in its logo. North Central merged with Southern Airways in 1979 to form Republic Airlines.

North Central Airlines was founded in Clintonville, Wisconsin, in 1944 but was headquartered in Minneapolis for most of its existence. As its name suggests, the airline served cities in the north central part of the U.S. including Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago and Detroit. The company's mascot, "Herman the duck," featured prominently in its logo. North Central merged with Southern Airways in 1979 to form Republic Airlines.

Artifact

Brochure

Date Made

circa 1970

Collection Title

DC-3 Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

74.140.2.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of North Central Airlines.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Yellow
Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6 in

Width: 9 in

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