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Medford in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Newell Barber Field

1920 - 1929

 
 
Newell Barber Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
1. Newell Barber Field Marker
Inscription.  "Newell Barber Field," Medford's first airport, was established in 1920 and remained in this area until 1929. The airport was named for Newell Barber (1900-1918), a young pilot who lost his life while flying a mission over France during WW I.
This monument marks the approximate location of the south end of the runway, which was roughly 25 feet wide and 1,500 feet long.
May we remember this historic location and recognize the commitment of those early aviators.
 
Erected 2016 by Jackson County Airport Authority, Southern Oregon Historical Society, City of Medford & c.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 42° 18.498′ N, 122° 51.264′ W. Marker is in Medford, Oregon, in Jackson County. Memorial can be reached from Center Drive near Garfield Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1370 Center Drive, Medford OR 97501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harry & David Comice Pear Trees (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Newell Barber Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 27, 2017
2. Newell Barber Field Marker
Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 1˝ miles away); The War Brings Change (approx. 1˝ miles away); Medford Boomed As Orchards Bloomed (approx. 1˝ miles away); A Town is Born (approx. 1˝ miles away); Medford Townsite (approx. 1˝ miles away); Medford Public Library (approx. 1.6 miles away); Medford Auto Company Building (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medford.
 
More about this marker. This monument is located in front of the Rogue Credit Union.
 
Additional comments.
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The marble marker was produced and donated by local stonemason Brice Campman. The marble was rendered from Jones Marble Quarry located near Williams, OR.
    — Submitted May 25, 2019, by Brice Campman of Bellingham, Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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