Near Baird in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Callahan County Airport
Many local residents took their first airplane ride in Baird-based planes with names like “Swee’ Pea” and “Ol’ Yellow and Silver.” Only one significant accident occurred as a plane flying cross-country ran out of fuel and crashed just short of the runway. After about 10 years, interest in flying waned; only Hardy and Dunlap had planes in the hangar when an unusually heavy snowfall collapsed the roof crushing one of the planes and ending operations at the Callahan County Airport.
Erected 2014 by Callahan County Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 26.377′ N, 99° 23.061′ Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Andrew Jackson Berry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ross Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Callahan Jail (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Bankhead Highway (approx. 3.2 miles away); Callahan County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Callahan County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Callahan County War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Baby Treaty Oak (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baird.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.