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Z. Smith Reynolds Airport

Z. Smith Reynolds Airport

President Harry Truman’s air force plane arriving at Z. Smith Reynolds Airport for the groundbreaking for Wake Forest College, 1951; waiting onlookers and parked buses and cars in foreground.

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  1. If you look closely at the airplane it says Fly Eastern Air Lines indicating that this is not the President’s airplane. Most likely it is a charter flight carrying members of the national and international press. It is common to this day for the press covering the President to arrive several minutes prior to the President so they can film/photograph his arrival and then follow him to the event he is appearing at. The Greyhound buses in the photograph are also for the press entourage.

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