A look back on the Original Chicago Air Show

Over a million people will pack Chicago beaches this weekend for the Air and Water Show...but there is quite a history on the beginnings of this annual tradition!

ABC 7 Chicago spoke with city historian Tim Samuelson, looking back at the beginnings of the air show which started back in 1959!

Right from the start in 1959 they knew how to put on a show," Samuelson said to ABC 7. "This is real showbiz and using air and water and started out relatively modestly and over the years just amplified and amplified."

Where is your favorite spot to catch a glimpse of the action? You can comment below the video!

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