Trials in an Old Swamp

Trials in an Old Swamp (HM1A1O)

Location: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.4', W 84° 3.75'

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Huffman Prairie Flying Field

— Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park —

We are in a large meadow of about 100 acreskirted on the west and north by trees?Also the ground is an old swamp and is filled with grassy hummocks some six inches high so that it resembles a prairie dog town. This makes tracklaying slow work.
Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, June 24, 1904

Before settlers began to farm the Dayton area in the early 1800s, this flood plain was covered by tall-grass prairie. In the fields to the left of the flying field you see 109 acres of Huffman Prairie, the largest natural prairie remnant found in Ohio.

The Nature Conservancy works with the Air Force to remove non-native plants and reseed tall-grass prairie species on the site.
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HM NumberHM1A1O
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 751469 N 4410428
Decimal Degrees39.80666667, -84.06250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.4', W 84° 3.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 24.00" N, 84° 3' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 304 Marl Rd, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433, US
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