First Municipal Airport in the United States

First Municipal Airport in the United States (HM5B1)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85714 Pima County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 9.907', W 110° 58.063'

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Arizona Historic Site

[Marker Front:]
This ground was the location
of the
First Municipal Airport
in the
United States
The Tucson City Council approved the
financing for the airport, July 21, 1919
and
the City of Tucson in cooperation
with the Tucson Chamber of Commerce
established and constructed
the airport.
The first plane landed Nov. 20, 1919
Swede Myerhofer, Pilot

[Marker Rear:]
Upon receipt of an official letter from Brig. Gen. "Billy" Mitchell of the U.S. Air Service urging the City of Tucson to provide a municipal airport. Mayor O.C. Parker and Allen B. Jaynes, President of the Chamber of Commerce, appointed a joint committee consisting of the following members:
City of Tuscon
O. C. Parker ∙ R. E. Fishburn ∙ H. S. Corbett ∙ Stanley Kitt ∙ Folsom Moore
Chamber of Commerce
Allen B. Jaynes ∙ Orville S. McPherson ∙ Monte Mansfield ∙ Kirke Moore ∙ E. J. Anderson

The committee purchased this 84 acre site from L. H. Manning for $30 an acre. A $5,000 loan from the Consolidated National Bank paid for the property and all necessary improvements and airport facilities.
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HM NumberHM5B1
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 503043 N 3558738
Decimal Degrees32.16511667, -110.96771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 9.907', W 110° 58.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 9' 54.42" N, 110° 58' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4801-4895 I-19BUS, Tucson AZ 85714, US
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