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The airship LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin overflew El Paso in the early evening of August 28, 1929 during its round-the-world-flight. The German-built airship is the most successful zeppelin ever built. It flew more than a million miles on 590 flights, carrying over 34,000 passengers without a single injury. During its nine year career (it operated from 1928 to 1937), Graf Zeppelin made the first commercial passenger flight across the Atlantic, the first commercial passenger flight around the world, flew a scientific mission over the North Pole, made the first regularly scheduled transatlantic passenger crossings by air, and aroused intense public enthusiasm around the globe. On this picture the spectators are standing on top of the roof of the jewelry store La Esmeralda.

Uploaded on 03.20.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Central / Downtown, (1920 - 1929), Transportation

  • Zeppelin
  • downtown
  • La Esmeralda
  • joyeria
  • Barber
  • Barberia Royal
  • Jewelry
  • Commerce
  • Business
  • Transportation.

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