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LAST UPDATE: THURSDAY, JUNE
Michael King Smith Memorial, a U.S. fighter plane, points toward the Spruce Goose
Museum, where preparations are being made for opening day Wednesday. News-Register
photo / Tom Ballard
A grand opening for the Spruce Goose
The Evergreen Aviation Museum
on Three Mile Lane may symbolize different things to different people, but Wednesday
it officially become one thing to everyone: Open for business. Thousands of visitors
spilled through the doors Wednesday morning after an outdoor ceremony featuring
patriotic speeches and a deafening flyover by two F-15 fighter planes. | COMPLETE REPORT
marvel at majesty of Flying Boat
9 o'clock Wednesday morning, flocks of visitors pressed their noses against the
glass walls of Evergreen's new air museum, straining to see the HK-1 Flying Boat.
They could hardly wait for the dedication ceremonies to end and the building to
open, so they could get an even closer look at the largest plane ever built. |
MUSEUM HOURS, INFORMATION: The Official Museum Web Site
|The HK-1 Flying Boat fuselage successfully made its slow and steady
way from storage at Evergreen Aviation to a holding position outside its new museum
home in September. Our complete coverage is below:|
Gallery - From the Spruce Goose's
only flight in November 1997 to the present, a photographic history of the famous
airplane and the museum that will house. it.
MUSEUM SITE UPDATE
This photo of the Capt. Michael King Smith Evergreen
Aviation Educational Institute taken Saturday, Sept. 16. The Spruce Goose
fuselage is in front of the museum. Click for a larger view.
photo will be updated periodically.
The Spruce Goose Story
- An archive of articles and features about the Spruce Goose and Evergreen Aviation
published in the News-Register, dating back to 1992.