America's first aviation communityEstablished October 23, 1946 as America's first aviation community. Through the efforts of Wm. and Doris Smilie, 130 acres of rolling "hog-wallow" and hardpan were transformed into a public use airport, with a sod runway, connecting taxi-way and extra wide streets. This combination would set the precedent for hundreds of similar communities through out the United States and the world. It would allow aviation oriented families to experience the dream of having an aircraft in their own yards and the camaraderie of neighbors with similar dreams.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 9:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 244117 N 4080887|
|Decimal Degrees||36.83928333, -119.86948333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.357', W 119° 52.169'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 21.42" N, 119° 52' 10.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7000-7198 N Doolittle Dr, Fresno CA 93722, US|
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