CHICAGO. When Mrs. O'Leary's cow
spilled the lamp that reduced the Chicago
of 1871 to cinders, this cleared the site for
what was to become the wolds's greatest
grain market, the worlds'greatest livestock
and meat-packing center. Chicago is the
nation's second most imortant city in
volume of trade and conmmercial activity.
MILWAUKEE, WIS. It's fine lager beer
is only one reason why Milwaukee is
famous. Milwaukee is one of the chief
manufacturing and commercial centers of
the midwest. And it is also the gateway
to a vast, unspoiled summer and winter
Vacationland of lakes and rivers and
natural scenic beauty which attaracts more
than 6,000,000 visitors a year.
MUSKEGION, MICH. Flying between
Milwaukee and the industrrial citly of
Muskegoon you get an idea of the advan-
tages of air travel. The 85 miles over
Lake Michigan is just a 39 minute trip
by air -- several hundred miles and many
hours by land route.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. From an
early history of steamboating, timber
and sawmilling, Grand Rapids grew to
be the nation's furniture style capital.
Furniture stores all over the country are
now stocked with furniture from Grand
Rapids. In season about 3,000 buyers
visit the city to examine the displays.
DETROIT, MICH. This of course, is
the world's No. 1 automobile center , but
during the war the citizens of Detroit
adopted a new slogan for their city
"Powerhouse of Victory". More war
material was produced here than in any
other city in the worldd. A bomber an
hour was the record at Willow Run!
CLEVELAND, OHIO. This is not only
the mid-west hub of the nation's airline
operations, but the nerve center of
American aviation. From the hangars
and laboratories of the National Advisory
Commitee for Aeronautics came the data
that made America pre-eminent in air
combat. Here's where Capital Airlines
PCA made it's first air mail delivery back
in 1937 in a small biplane.
AKRON, OHIO. The blimps and bar-
age ballons that patrolled our coasts
during the war came from Akron, the
rubber capital of the world. Over
30,000 articles made of natural and
synthetic rubber, ranging from rubber
bands to rubber tires come from Akron.