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Near LeRoy in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

D.W. Airport

 
 
D.W. Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, June 17, 2020
1. D.W. Airport Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated on October 12, 1928, the Donald Woodward Airport was built by the youngest son of Orator Woodward, owner of Jell-O. Considered one of the finest private airports in the United States, it was designed by aviation pioneer, Russell Holderman, and was the home of a fleet of airplanes including Amelia Earhart’s “Friendship” which flew the Atlantic on June 17, 1928. Earhart visited the airport on January 24, 1929. The airport was later owned by the White Airplane Company, which assembled planes on site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. 42° 58.431′ N, 77° 57.996′ W. Marker is near LeRoy, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Asbury Road, 0.4 miles south of East Main Road (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling south. Marker is in front of the Leroy Town Office / Highway Dept. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9200 Asbury Rd, Le Roy NY 14482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ganson Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the First School
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Le Roy House (approx. one mile away); The LeRoy House (approx. one mile away); To Honor (approx. one mile away); Town of LeRoy (approx. one mile away); Le Roy Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ingham University (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LeRoy.
 
D.W. Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, June 17, 2020
2. D.W. Airport Marker
Looking North up Asbury Rd, Leroy, NY
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2020, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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