First Municipal Airport in the United States

First Municipal Airport in the United States (HM5B1)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85714 Pima County
Buy Arizona State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 32° 9.907', W 110° 58.063'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Arizona Historic Site

[Marker Front:]
This ground was the location
of the
First Municipal Airport
in the
United States
The Tucson City Council approved the
financing for the airport, July 21, 1919
the City of Tucson in cooperation
with the Tucson Chamber of Commerce
established and constructed
the airport.
The first plane landed Nov. 20, 1919
Swede Myerhofer, Pilot

[Marker Rear:]
Upon receipt of an official letter from Brig. Gen. "Billy" Mitchell of the U.S. Air Service urging the City of Tucson to provide a municipal airport. Mayor O.C. Parker and Allen B. Jaynes, President of the Chamber of Commerce, appointed a joint committee consisting of the following members:
City of Tuscon
O. C. Parker ∙ R. E. Fishburn ∙ H. S. Corbett ∙ Stanley Kitt ∙ Folsom Moore
Chamber of Commerce
Allen B. Jaynes ∙ Orville S. McPherson ∙ Monte Mansfield ∙ Kirke Moore ∙ E. J. Anderson

The committee purchased this 84 acre site from L. H. Manning for $30 an acre. A $5,000 loan from the Consolidated National Bank paid for the property and all necessary improvements and airport facilities.
HM NumberHM5B1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 503043 N 3558738
Decimal Degrees32.16511667, -110.96771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 9.907', W 110° 58.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 9' 54.42" N, 110° 58' 3.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4801-4895 I-19BUS, Tucson AZ 85714, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?