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Father Ole, Ben (in white), Mother Olavia, Brother Edwin, and Sister Elma.
Ole Eielson Family
Ben in his WW1 Air Services uniform.
Ben WW1 Air Services
Collage of Ben, the Lockheed Vega and the polar route taken for the record breaking flight from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Spitzbergen, Norway.
Collage of Ben
The Fokker "Alaskan" - this plane is on display at the Hatton-Eielson Museum, in Hatton, ND.
Famous Pilots of the time. Seated L-R, Wilmer Stultz, Amelia Erhart, Lou Gordon. Standing L-R, Ben Eielson, Hubert Wilkins, Richard E. Byrd, Clarence Chamberlin, Bernt Balchen.
Famous Pilots of the time
Ben Eielson's Funeral. Approximately 5,000 people attended the funeral of Carl Ben Eielson, in Hatton, ND.
Ben Eielson's Funeral
Shown here is Carl Ben Eielson's niece, Eileen Mork, and the Fokker Alaskan on display in Hatton, ND.
Fokker "Alaskan" with Liberty engine.
Museum in Summer.
Museum in Summer
Hatton-Eielson Museum in winter.
Museum in winter
This is the dining room in the Hatton-Eielson Museum, formerly the boyhood home of Carl Ben Eielson. The first floor of the house remains the same as when the family lived in it.
The kitchen in the Hatton-Eielson Museum.
Another view of the parlor or piano room. This baby grand piano was played by Carl Ben Eielson's oldest sister Elma; Sshe took on the role of mother to the younger children after her mother died at an early age.
Parlor or piano room