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Happy 85th birthday, Delta: Museum reopens to tell airline's story
Happy 85th birthday, Delta: Museum reopens to tell airline's story

It was wheels up Tuesday on the renovated Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, an attraction dedicated to telling the story of how a rural crop-dusting operation in the South became the modern-day Delta Air Lines. The carrier operated its first passenger flight from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., on June 17, 1929. Its  85th anniversary was cause enough for a splashy reopening of the nonprofit-run museum at the airline's original headquarters near Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Delta's Chief Executive Richard Anderson took the stage to talk about the carrier's role in passenger travel and the local...

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