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Famous cowgirl Vera McGinnis (1895-1990) in aviation attire pushes a plow-like implement at Mines Field (Los Angeles International Airport) in Westchester during the 1928 National Air Races as a crowd watches on. The "plow" is used to help make the planes come to a complete stop on the ground. This air competition, comprised of a series of pylon and cross-country races, took place annually from 1920 to 1949. Due to the rapid development of aviation science during those years, there was significant popular interest in this event. The 1928 races ran from September 8-16.
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00069750 Security Pacific National Bank Collection Transportation-Aviation-Airshows. CARL0000073604 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110266
McGinnis, Vera Mines Field (Los Angeles, Calif.) Aeronautics--Competitions--California--Los Angeles Airports--California--Los Angeles Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.)