Photos from Monroe’s past: An airport that once was — on Moose Hill Road

A photo from about 1940 of the Monroe Airport building constructed on Ben Hurd’s farm on Moose Hill Road. The airport was where St. John’s Cemetery is today. It was owned and operated by Ben Hurd.

Below, an aerial view of the airport shows an oval on the lower left in the field, where a race track had opened in 1933.

Far below, Monroe resident John Yaros stands on his Waco bi-plane as he prepares to take off from the local airport.

(Photos courtesy of Monroe Historical Society)

 

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  • Mike McD

    I remember going to the airport in the late 1960s, and watching sky divers. There used to be a lot of jumps done in Monroe, once a sky diver landed in our yard, and we lived a couple of miles away from the airport.

  • Peggie Sudak

    My Dad made one of his first jumps at Monroe. He continued to jump there with my uncle and eventually my older brother Pat. I spent many summer weekends watching jumpers and packing chutes. Good times!

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