During the 1960s, Leonard Lundgren and Ed Maurer flew their own planes to work sites. The city’s commercial air service was spotty back then, leaving the Austin design partners with few travel choices as their business spread across Texas and beyond.
Once, over Junction at dusk, a hail storm caught Lundgren by surprise, tore out the windshield and twisted the propeller into a U-shape.
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Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places, history and culture.