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Kylertown in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ames Field

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2018
1. Ames Field Marker
Inscription.  Named for airmail pilot Charles Ames who died flying in 1925, the county's first airfield began as an emergency stop on the transcontinental airmail route from New York - San Francisco which started in 1918. In 1924 a navigational beacon was installed. United Airlines began commercial service in 1934. A school and weather station were in operation. The field became obsolete by the 1940's.
 
Erected 2004 by Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducation.
 
Location. 40° 59.459′ N, 78° 10.03′ W. Marker is in Kylertown, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on Rolling Stone Road 0.1 miles north of Kylertown Drifting Highway (Pennsylvania Route 53), on the right when traveling north. Located at cemetery on Rolling Stone Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kylertown PA 16847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kyler Homestead (approx. 5.8 miles away); Plumbe Forge (approx.
Ames Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2018
2. Ames Field Marker
6˝ miles away); Miller's Landing (approx. 6.8 miles away); Union Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Halehurst (approx. 7 miles away); Philipsburg (approx. 7.1 miles away); Boggs Township (approx. 8.2 miles away); Frenchville (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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