Wawona MeadowPhotograph of the Wawona airport
Project type: Airports, Infrastructure and Utilities
Quality of Information: Moderate
Site Survival: No Longer ExtantView Project in a Separate Window
A 3000′ sod airfield that operated from 1925 to 1941 next to the golf course, After 1927 supplies were regularly flown in to supply the large hotel complex.
A WPA project Oct. 10, 1935 mentions construction both at Mariposa and Wawona. WPA project 79697. The amount spent was $86,554.
The New York Times: "Extending Airway Map Brings the Plane-Vacationist Ever Nearer to the Famous Preserves -- New Ports Being Built," June 9, 1935 (pg. 15)
WPA job card
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on October 26, 2017.
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contact Daniel Hartwig, Stanford archivist, for image of Donal Tressider and his wife and their airplane that they used to fly to Wawona.