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1940 - Beatrice Wirth and Sarah Hughes posing with NC469M at either Hialeah Airport  or Miami Municipal Airport
1940 1940 Rose Farrell Taylor

1940 - Beatrice Wirth and Sarah Hughes posing with NC469M at either Hialeah Airport or Miami Municipal Airport

Hialeah Airport or Miami Municipal Airport, Dade County, Florida


There was an airport called the Hialeah Airport that was located on the north side of Hialeah Drive (NW 54th Street) from E. 4th Avenue to E. 8th Avenue (LeJeune Road). I believe this photo was taken there because there are homes in the background and the home around Miami Municipal weren't built until the early 1950's.

These were Hialeah girls so this image is in the Hialeah gallery. If it was at Miami Municipal then this was seven years before the airport was renamed to Amelia Earhart Field because she took off from this airport to begin her ill-fated flight around the world and Rose Farrell Taylor and her friends were there to see her off, never to return again.


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Don Boyd22-Jan-2008 04:34
Guest: arghhhh, no, Amelia Earhart park was never anything but surplus government property and undeveloped land until the federal government gave it to the county for park purposes. The airport was EAST of LeJeune (not WEST) and ran from E. 53rd Street up to E. 65th Street and over to the railroad tracks on the east (about NW 37th Avenue). Please go tohttp://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories_aviation_miamimunimasters to see photos of where the airport was.

Don
Guest 22-Jan-2008 02:00
WHAT A GREAT SITE ... what an awesome pic and the history behind it!!! I never knew the site of Amelia Earhart Park used to be the site of our Airport. Thanks for the history lesson.. what a treat