St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1914.

St Moritz remains a "cradle of winter tourism," as it was nearly a century ago. According to the caption, St Moritz "is one of several swiss towns that make a business of furnishing every sort of winter diversion for the tourists who come from far and near to skate, ski, sled, and then enjoy steaming meals and evenings by the crackling fire." From the encyclopedia "Our Wonderful World".

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Fly Northwest

What's with all the lines? If you were planning on traveling by air in 1955, this is how you'd get there. Oh, the interstate system was still a year from even being thought of, so a trip from Fargo to Billings was better taken by air. Bus lines did exist, but, well, the busses of the time weren't much better than the yellow box kids ride to school in. That left rail, while more luxurious, was less flexible in destination. So, if you had the scratch, you could fly from Fargo to Jamestown on Northwest Airlines, something that takes a little over an hour at freeway speeds today, over long, straight Eisenhower-endorsed concrete.

see also: Stewardess uniforms * Pacific Northwest Airlines * planes of the 50s * Fargo's Hector Airport

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