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Near Dryden in Terrell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29

 
 
Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
1. Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29 Marker
Inscription.  The U.S. Government first invested in Terrell County aviation in 1919, with an airfield built west of Sanderson for the 90th Aero Squadron that flew biplanes for the Border Patrol. After the squadron relocated, the East Dryden Aerodrome was an active field until 1941. During World War II, American Airlines and the government joined to build a new civilian intermediate and emergency military landing field here. The Civilian Aeronautics Administration supervised construction that ended in October 1943. Two intersecting runways, each nearly a mile in length, were built of rock asphalt on a caliche base. Later named Terrell County Airport, this facility has also hosted Civil Air Patrol and military training exercises.
 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14092.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1943.
 
Location. 30° 3.178′ N, 102° 12.806′ W. Marker is near Dryden, Texas, in Terrell County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S.
Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
2. Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29 Marker
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90 and Airport Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 90. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dryden TX 78851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baxter's Curve Train Robbery (approx. 3.4 miles away); El Buen Pastor Methodist Church (approx. 12.4 miles away); General Alexander W. Terrell / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 12½ miles away); Sanderson Flash Flood (approx. 12½ miles away); Terrell County Eagle (approx. 12½ miles away); Terrell County (approx. 13.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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May. 27, 2022