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Near Rodeo in Hidalgo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rodeo Intermediate Field Civil Aeronautics Authority # 57A

 
 
Rodeo Intermediate Field Civil Aeronautics Authority # 57A Marker Photo, Click for full size
By BAlvarius, January 19, 2013
1. Rodeo Intermediate Field Civil Aeronautics Authority # 57A Marker
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.
 
Erected 2013.
 
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, measured 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.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, World II
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by BAlvarius of Rodeo, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 278 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on , 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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