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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grand Island in Hall County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Arrasmith Field

Arrasmith Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 11, 2021
1. Arrasmith Field Marker
named to honor
W.W. Arrasmith
Citizen • Physician • Legionnaire

City of Grand Island, Nebraska
Thos. M. Dillon, Mayor

E.C. Kammer • C.H. Justice • J.F. Koehler • Theo. Reimers
J.M. Sorenson • W.F. Krehmke • Carl Hehnke • W.A. Gross
W.M. Wheeler, City Engineer • K.H. Gedney, Architect
Roy M. Green, Paving Engineer

Citizen Sponsor Committee
A.F. Buechler • J.A. Donald • George Cowton • E.J. Wolbach
John Torpey • David Kaufmann • Edward Huwaldt • I.R. Alter

Constructing Agents
Works Progress Administration
of Nebraska
D.F. Felton, State Administrator
E.T. Seeley, Chief Engineer
J.F. McCarthy, Project Engineer

U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce
Technical Advisors
E.L. Vidal, Director • W.M. Aldous, Chief Engineer
John S. Wynne, Chief Airports
A.J.C. Pierson, Lighting Engineer
F.H. Grieme, Regional Director
Paul Morris, Designing Engineer


Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space
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Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 27, 1937.
Location. 40° 58.155′ N, 98° 19.147′ W. Marker is on Grand Island, Nebraska, in Hall County. Marker can be reached from Sky Park Road, 0.6 miles north of East Airport Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in a small memorial plaza on the south side of the Central Nebraska Regional Airport terminal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3773 Sky Park Road, Grand Island NE 68801, 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. B-29 Superfortress / 6th Bomb Group / Tinian Island (here, next to this marker); Central Nebraska Regional Airport (here, next to this marker); Hall County Poor Farm Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); B-17 Bomber Crash, 1944 (approx. 2.2 miles away); 6th Bomb Group (approx. 2.6 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hall County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Seedling Mile (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Island.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Central Nebraska Regional Airport
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Arrasmith Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 11, 2021
2. Arrasmith Field Marker
(looking south from airport terminal • marker is rightmost of three markers at this location)
 Arrasmith Field Dedication. (link includes video of 1937 Airport Dedicication) The original name of the airport was Arrasmith Field, named after a local pilot and physician Dr. W.W. Arrasmith. Arrasmith Field was dedicated on September 27, 1937. Schools and businesses closed so all could attend the gala event were over 5,000 were in attendance. The airfield was returned to the city for civilian use in 1948 was known as the Grand Island Municipal Airport and operated by the City. The Arrasmith name was lost in the aura of war and was never reinstated. (Submitted on September 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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