SE corner of Admiral Place and Sheridan Road
— Tulsa's Historic Route 66 —
Within a few short years the McIntyre airport was considered by many early flyers to be one of the finest airports in Oklahoma. With its sod runway and fields, this airport was chosen as the site for a military fly-In in 1925. The Army and Navy brought approximately 35-40 aircraft to the site, including the all-aluminum Hamilton fighter plane (U.S. Army) and the Vought Naval aircraft.
On September 30, 1927 Tulsa aviation history was made when Charles Lindbergh, fresh from his non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, landed The Spirit of St. Louis at the Mclntyre Airport. Schools and businesses closed for "Lindbergh Day" in Tulsa and thousands turned out to cheer. Lindbergh spoke with Cyrus Avery and other business leaders such as Warren Skelly and J. Paul Getty who quickly realized the need for Tulsa to have a more formal airport. Business and civic leaders led a bond effort and in 1928 the Tulsa Municipal Airport opened.
D.A. McIntyre moved to California in 1940 to take a job with
Lockheed. He returned to Tulsa once more in 1961, to dedicate the
new terminal that would be renamed Tulsa International Airport.
Erected 2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
Location. 36° 9.64′ N, 95° 54.304′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of East Admiral Place and South Sheridan Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Admiral Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6342 East Admiral Place, Tulsa OK 74115, 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. Cyrus Avery (approx. 0.9 miles
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Duncan A. McIntyre. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.