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The man who wanted to become governor and the man who did

Dukakis and White at Logan Airport

On Sept. 17, 1970, Boston Mayor Kevin White and Brookline State Rep. Michael Dukakis boarded a small plane at Logan for a campaign trip around the state during White's run for governor and Dukakis's for lieutenant governor.

White, a Democrat, lost to Republican incumbent Francis Sargent that November. Four years later, Dukakis ran against Sargent and won.

Earlier, White had won statewide election as secretary of state - a job he held from 1961 until he took over as mayor in 1967. Dukakis, meanwhile, had lost in a run for attorney general in 1966.

Photo by Dick Thompson from the BPL's Brearley Collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.




In the background there's a hangar which says BUTL— and then cuts off at the edge of the photograph.

Any idea what it is spelling out?

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...this: https://www.facebook.com/PlanesTrainsShips/posts/61574-butler-aviation-f...

Looks like Butler Aviation was a company with a Logan base.

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Butler Aviation was a big company back then.

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Butler Aviation


Butler Aviation eventually merged with Page Avjet to form Signature Flight Support


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That was the old Butler Aviation building.

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that you don't know what you've got til it's gone.

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