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MSP Airport got its start in the 1920s as an airmail operation on a former racetrack south of Minneapolis.

Now among the oldest airports in the country, its evolution over the last century dovetails with the growth of aviation as a mode of transportation.

Transportation reporter Janet Moore joined the Curious Minnesota podcast to discuss the airport's long history.

Further reading:

From bankrupt racetrack to aviation hub — what remains from MSP Airport's early days? (May 2021 Curious Minnesota story)

Panoramic photo of the 1923 Wold-Chamberlain dedication ceremony.

A history of the Twin City Motor Speedway (from Winter 2007-2008 issue of Minnesota History magazine)