Saturday, April 9, 2016


Goodyear Blimp
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Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.

Here's a Goodyear blimp moored in the open field at the north side of the Hobart Sky Ranch Airport (so I'm told).

The Hobart Gazette of July 16, 1970, tells us why it was hanging around here:
The giant Goodyear Blimp, AMERICA, has been a welcome local visitor this week. It is staying at the Hobart Sky Ranch on North Lake Park Avenue during the celebration of the opening of the new Port at Burns Harbor. The first ocean going vessel will dock at Indiana's international port today. (Thursday) The AMERICA has been flying guests around the area and lighting up at night in four colors with signs reading "Port of Indiana, New Gateway to the Midwest."

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