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Site 32 SL-O (Salt Lake – Omaha) Intermediate Field Historic District



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The Medicine Bow Intermediate Field, an emergency landing field located between major terminal points, was an integral part of Route T. the New York to San Francisco transcontinental airway. In the 1920s the Post Office began to construct a series of lighted airway beacons. The airway beacon system, albeit primitive and hampered by reduced visibilities, laid the groundwork for the modern Federal Airway system. Intermediate fields were to be improved as little as possible in keeping with the fluctuating design of the airway. Officially referred to as Site 32 on the Salt Lake to Omaha airway the Medicine Bow field was laid out to afford pilots the opportunity to land in any direction. Originally located one mile west of its present position, it was relocated circa 1929 to take advantage of the proximity to local utilities.


Date Added to Register:
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Medicine Bow
Carbon County
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