Aviator Jones Hangar, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920

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Aviator Jones Hangar, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920

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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.

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  • Title: Aviator Jones Hangar, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Old Orchard Beach, York County, 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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