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Taken 26-May-12
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Keywords:Historical Marker Terrell County Texas, Historical Marker Dryden Texas, Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.47 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-May-12 12:10
Date modified26-May-12 12:10
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length58 mm
Focal length (35mm)87 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.1
Exposure1/320 at f/9
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29

Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29

Terrell County, Texas
30 03.146' N 102 10.066' W

Text: The U.S. Government first invested in Terrell County aviation in 1919, with an airfield built west of Sanderson for the 90th Aero Squadron that flew biplanes for the Border Patrol. After the squadron relocated, the East Dryden Aerodrome was an active field until 1941. During World War II, American Airlines and the government joined to build a new intermediate and emergency military landing field here. The Civilian Aeronautics Administration supervised construction that ended in October 1943. Two intersecting runways, each nearly a mile in length, were built of rock asphalt on a caliche base. Later named Terrell County Airport, this facility has also hosted Civil Air Patrol and military training exercises.