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By Michael Branigan,Christopher Lynch

In 1942, a stretch of Illinois prairie that had served as a battleground and a railroad depot grew to become the positioning of a huge production plant, generating Douglas C-54 Skymasters for global struggle II. below 20 years later, that plot of land boasted the largest and busiest airport on this planet. a number of the hundreds of thousands who've considering the fact that gone through it have most probably basically seemed it as a spot among towns. yet for individuals like Michael Branigan, who has spent years on its tarmac, they recognize that O'Hare is a urban unto itself, with a desirable historical past of gangsters and heroes, mayors, �presidents and pilots.

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