C-97 Stratofreighter at the Don Q Inn

One of only a couple dozen surviving C-97 Stratofreighters, this plane’s fate saw it flown into the now-closed Dodgeville Municipal Airport in Wisconsin and then was towed to the Don Q Inn, where it now sits in a field.

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The Don Q Inn is located in Dodgeville, Wisconsin

In 1977 Don Quinn bought a Korean War vintage C97 Stratofriegther, had it flown and parked outside his hotel.

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The C97 was developed by Boeing toward the end of World War II

The original plan for the military transport aircraft was to open it as a coffee shop. The coffee shop failed to take shape. However, The plane has appeared in a Mercury Cougar commercial with Farrah Fawcett.

There are stairs up to an open door, and it can be viewed free of charge.

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