Inscription. The intermediate field system, developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, greatly increased safety in early commercial aviation. Rodeo Intermediate Field 57A was established in 1930 to enhance navigation for Standard Airlines -later TWA- from California to El Paso, and served as an army auxiliary field during WWII. Its building foundations, earthen air strips and red directional arrow pointing the way to El Paso still are visible today.
By BAlvarius, January 19, 2013
|1. Rodeo Intermediate Field Civil Aeronautics Authority # 57A Marker|
Location. 31° 55.282′ N, 109° 2.158′ W. Marker is near Rodeo, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 80 and State Highway 9, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 80. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rodeo NM 88056, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Rodeo Station (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Also see . . . A Piece of Aviation on the San Simon Valley. A short history of aviation in the area. (Submitted on January 29, 2013.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2013, by BAlvarius of Rodeo, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on January 21, 2013, by BAlvarius of Rodeo, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the building foundations, earthen air strips and red directional arrow pointing the way to El Paso. • Can you help?
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