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Now This Was a Gas Station: “90,000 Cubic Feet of Helium, Please, and Check the Oil”

On Blue Mound Road east of Meacham Field, behind a tall security fence, sit buildings that once housed the world’s first helium plant, which the Navy operated to fill its airships during the 1920s. The surviving buildings of the plant … Continue reading

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