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Check Six: John Rodgers Airport – 60+ years ago

August 27, 2019

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From the Hawaii Aviation website

Act 176, Session Laws of Hawaii 1925, appropriated $45,000 for the acquisition and improvement of an airport and/or landing field on the Island of Oahu. . . within a reasonable distance of Honolulu. The amount was not to be expended until the sum of $20,000 had been raised by private subscription and paid into the Territorial Treasury.  The Chamber of Commerce took on the task of raising the money from local businessmen.

From these funds an area of 119.3 acres of land and 766 acres under water was acquired from the S. M. Damon estate as an airport site for the sum of $27,410.

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