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Pilot Harry M. Jones had a hangar and operated a small airport at Old Orchard Beach. The hard-packed sand surface provided a landing strip and runway for the post World War I craze of flying. A number of famous pilots and planes landed on the beach -- and some took off from there for overseas flights.
Jones began his business of flying sightseeing passengers in his biplanes in 1919. This photograph was taken sometime in the 1920s.
About This Item
- Title: Aviator Jones Hangar, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920
- Creation Date: circa 1920
- Subject Date: circa 1920
- Town: Old Orchard Beach
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.2414
- Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
- Object Type: Image
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- Air pilots-Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Biplanes--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Hangars--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
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