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Trackson Co, of Milwaukee, Wisc. induced North to join them to develop a line of heavy earth moving equipment, and there he remained until the business collapse in 1929 when the Company went out of business. He then returned to Linden, Michigan and developed a motorized snow sled for the far North. Following this he went with the Pontiac Motor Co. as Tool Engineer, where he remained until his retirement in 1957.

One of Michigan's first aviators and a devoted, hard working flyer pioneer, Russell B. North resides in Linden, Michigan where his hobbies in retirement are fishing, hunting and camping. He has a wood working shop where he enjoys making things when time permits, and he still flies occasionally with some of the local fliers whenever he has the opportunity. Even though he suffered several serious accidents during his flying career, he deserves a special measure of credit for his courage and determination to carry on in spite of all obstacles. His faith and devoted efforts to flying contributed much to the development of American aviation. 

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