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Trackson Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 Car Company as tool engineer, where he remained until his retirement in 1957.
One of Michigan's first aviators and a devoted, hard working flying pioneer, Russell B. North [[strikethrough]] resides at [[/strikethrough]] retired to Linden, Michigan, where his hobbies [[strikethrough]] in retirement are [[/strikethrough]] were fishing, hunting and camping. He [[strikethrough]] has [[/strikethrough]] had a wood working shop where he [[strikethrough]] enjoys [[/strikethrough]] enjoyed making things when time [[strikethrough]] permits [[/strikethrough]] permitted. He [[strikethrough]] still flies [[/strikethrough]] flew occasionally with some of the local fliers whenever he had 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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