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Elmwood in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wedell - Williams Airport Site

 
 
Wedell - Williams Airport Site Marker image. Click for full size.
March 4, 2016
1. Wedell - Williams Airport Site Marker
Inscription. During 1930-42 this airport operated passenger, charter, and mail service and a flying school. The company of James R. Wedell and Harry P. Williams designed, built and flew some of the fastest planes in the world. Wedell set a world speed record in 1933. By 1936 both had died in air crashes. The routes were sold to Eastern Airlines. During WWII this site became part of U.S. Army Camp Plauche.
 
Erected 1990 by Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana.
 
Location. 29° 56.938′ N, 90° 10.913′ W. Marker is in Elmwood, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Highway (State Highway 48) and Plantation Road, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City Of Harahan (approx. one mile away); Camp Parapet (approx. 1.7 miles away); Magnolia Lane (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tchoupitoulas Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Parapet
Wedell - Williams Airport Site Marker image. Click for full size.
March 4, 2016
2. Wedell - Williams Airport Site Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Parapet (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jefferson Highway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dubreuil Concession and Levee (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017.
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