Project type: Airports, Infrastructure and Utilities
Completed: 1934View Project in a Separate Window
Newton, Mississippi’s James H. Eason Field, formerly known as O’Keefe Airport, was dedicated November 12, 1934. O’Keefe was instrumental, as a federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) employee, in bringing several CWA-funded airports to Mississippi. The then-cost of the project was $12,000.
Bellande, R. L. (n. d.). O'Keefe Airfield. Biloxi Historical Society. Retrieved from https://biloxihistoricalsociety.org/node/60 Bellande, R. L. (n. d.). O'Keefe Family. Biloxi Historical Society. Retrieved from https://biloxihistoricalsociety.org/book/export/html/208 O'Keefe Airport dedicated Monday. (November 13, 1934). The Daily Herald, p. 1. Williams, N. K. (n.d.) History of Newton. Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society. Retrieved from https://www.nchgs.org/html/history_of_newton.html
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 29, 2014.
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