Near Baird in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Callahan County Airport
Many local residents took their first airplane ride in Baird-based planes with names like “Swee’ Pea” and “Ol’ Yellow and Silver.” Only one significant accident occurred as a plane flying cross-country ran out of fuel and crashed just short of the runway. After about 10 years, interest in flying waned; only Hardy and Dunlap had planes in the hangar when an unusually heavy snowfall collapsed the roof crushing one of the planes and ending operations at the Callahan County Airport.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 32° 26.377′ N, 99° 23.061′ W. Marker is near Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is on U.S. 283, 1.7 miles north of County Road 326, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Andrew Jackson Berry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ross Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Callahan Jail (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Bankhead Highway (approx. 3.2 miles away); Callahan County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Callahan County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Callahan County War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Baby Treaty Oak (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baird.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Frances Higgins Goates of Calliham, Texas. 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.