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Near Oologah in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Will Rogers Airport

 
 
Will Rogers Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
1. Will Rogers Airport Marker
Inscription.  

This airport dedicated July 14th, 1931, by Will Rogers, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty following the famous Around the World flight. Is under the supervision and maintenance of the United States Department of Commerce and is on the Amarillo-St. Louis airways.

The Oklahoma Military Academy on the hill to the southwest operates it's Flight and Ground School of Aviation here. (Marker Number A12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1931.
 
Location. 36° 28.078′ N, 95° 39.971′ W. Marker is near Oologah, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker is on the Will Rogers Birthplace grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9501 East 380 Road, Oologah OK 74053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daugherty Pathway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clement Vann Rogers (about 300 feet away); Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Will Rogers Birthplace (approx. 2.8 miles away);

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The Cherokee Kid (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mart Reed General Store Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oklahoma Centennial Bench (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oologah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Will Rogers was America's Cowboy Philosopher. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In National Day of Remembrance. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Oklahoma Military Academy. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Will Rogers Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
2. Will Rogers Airport Marker
Looking northwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Dec. 6, 2023