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RAC32 Williamson Road

FILES

RAC32 Williamson Road.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

RAC32 Williamson Road

Description

In this aerial photograph, Williamson Road runs along the left side. The small structure in the open space at center is the present-day location of Breckenridge Middle School, formerly William Fleming High School. In 1921, the federal government used the field in front of the school as an airstrip and holding area for 17 bombers. The planes were sent from Langley Airfield to be on standby for possible suppression of a miners' march in Charleston, West Virginia.

Date

1937

Contributor

City of Roanoke

Identifier

RAC32

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Original Format

Digital tiff

Citation

“RAC32 Williamson Road,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/RAC32.