When Fort Worth decided in 1927 that it needed a commercial airport, the town fathers choked back civic rivalry with nearby Dallas long enough to propose a joint effort. Dallas huffily declined, buying the Army's Love Field instead. But in the mid-'60s, the cities overcame their animosity and agreed to build the world's largest airport, 17 miles from each downtown area. Local boosters are spending over half a million dollars to inaugurate the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, climaxing this week with a four-day Texas bash of balls, banquets and barbecues. Among the scheduled guests are President Nixon, officials from 48 countries, and...
Environment: Airport for 2001
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