Great Falls International Airport Improvements – Great Falls MT

Description

Multiple New Deal agencies contributed to the development of what is now Great Falls International Airport.

According to the Big Timber Pioneer newspaper, the PWA supplied a loan and grant toward a $304,000 project at what is now Great Falls International Airport. The project “includes the erection of a hangar with a door 200 feet wide by 36 feet high … an administration building and lighting of the field.”

P.W.A. Docket No.: Mont. [X]1189
Grant: $148,185

W.P.A. project information:
“Develop airport site”
Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐110
Total project cost: $167,281.00
Sponsor: City of Great Falls

Source notes

"Treasure State News in Brief"; Big Timber Pioneer, Dec. 1, 1938 (page 6).

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division;
Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 146.

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-102).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 8, 2018.

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Location Info


2800 Terminal Dr.
Great Falls, MT 59404

Coordinates: 47.481912, -111.356811

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