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Here's to airport's quiet future

It was with a mildly suppressed chuckle that we noted the name of the aviation exhibit in honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Minden-Tahoe Airport.

"Our Battle Born Airport" was definitely a play on the state's motto. But exhibit coordinator Laurie Hickey was happy to point out that the airport's history has been contentious.

The airport was founded back in 1942, when the U.S. proposed building Minden-Tahoe and a slough of other airports along the West Coast in preparation for invasion.

While patriotic by any standards, the expansion of the airport proposed in 1943 was anything but …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 19, 2012 02:19PM Published Jun 19, 2012 02:18PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.