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RAC29 Horton Field

FILES

RAC29 Horton Field.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

RAC29 Horton Field

Description

This 1937 aerial photograph shows the location of Horton Field, which was on the Horton Farm near the present-day intersection of 24th Street and Melrose Avenue. It is believed that the first plane to land at Horton Field in 1919 was a barnstormer who offered short rides for $15.. Horton Field became the location of many early air shows.

Date

1937

Contributor

City of Roanoke

Identifier

RAC29

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital tiff

Citation

“RAC29 Horton Field,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/RAC29.