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Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Scott's main Gate

1940 - 1976

 
 
Scott's main Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. Scott's main Gate Marker
Inscription.  Built during Scott Field pre-WWII expansion period. It was removed from service in 1976, following the completion of the Illinois Highway 158 bypass. With the addition of two new gates, Scott AFB became a closed installation and the old Highway 158 section Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) which had divided the base since the early 1950's was renamed Corporal Scott Drive. Today this gate, along with the other historic district buildings, are preserved as a lasting tribute to all those who served at Scott, 1917 to present.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceForts and CastlesMilitarySettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 38° 32.408′ N, 89° 51.872′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Scott Drive and Heritage Drive, on the right when traveling north on Scott Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Scott Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Ronald R Fogleman (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen Laurence S. Kuter
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Maj Gen Winston P "Wimpy" Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz (within shouting distance of this marker); Team Scott 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); MSGT Roy W. Hooe (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thomas M. Ryan Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Aeromedical Evacuation Legacy Team (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
Scott's Main Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. Scott's Main Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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