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Schwister — Ready for the Start

Schwister — Ready for the Start | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
John Schwister and his home-built airplane, "the Minnesota Badger," at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.
DESCRIPTION
John Schwister and his home-built airplane, "the Minnesota Badger," at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10621
Creation Date: 1911
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Antigo
County:Langlade
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 24 (Aeronautical History)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)1503
Original Dimensions:4.5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Schwister's plane, the Minnesota Badger, was so named because he designed and built it partly in Minneapolis and partly in Wausau. The Minnesota Badger was larger and heavier than a Curtiss and powered with an automobile engine. It flew with some success during 1911. The Minnesota Badger was also the first instance of a successful home-built aircraft in Wisconsin, and the beginning of what would become a strong tradition in the state.
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