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First Cessna 140 at Capital Aviation, Bismarck, N.D.
First Cessna 140 at Capital Aviation, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleFirst Cessna 140 at Capital Aviation, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original194-
DescriptionA view of Capital Aviation's first Cessna 140, parked in front of one of the Capital Aviation buildings at the Bismarck airport. Two men are walking behind the plane.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectTransportation
People
Subject (LCTGM)Airplanes
Airports
Subject (LCSH)Cessna 140 (Private planes)
Organization NameCapital Aviation
Bismarck Municipal Airport (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2003-P-02-004-4
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryJack and Robert Watts started Capital Aviation after returning to Bismarck in 1945 after serving in World War II. In addition to chartering flights, Capital Aviation was also a Cessna dealership. Their planes were used to fly missions with instruments to confirm oil in the Tioga Basin, and also conducted game counts, grassland surveys, and powerline patrols.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionR.K. Watts Photograph Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2003-P-02-004-4)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2003P020044
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