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December 29, 2011

Weather balloon

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Weather balloon

Weather balloon used by the Winds of Freedom campaign in 1951 to send messages of hope into communist countries.  Former Minnesota governor Harold Stassen was present at the ceremonial launching of the first of the balloons.

For more details, view the balloon in our online collections catalog.

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