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Ross Field (Arcadia, Calif.)

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Ross Field, home of the Arcadia Balloon School, was a World War I airfield built on the site of a former racetrack in Arcadia, California. After World War I it was used for a military carrier pigeon unit and later served as a filming location for Columbia Pictures before the buildings were demolished in the early 1930s. Since 1935, it has been the site of the Arcadia County Park and Golf Course.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James George Burton Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2015-11-25
Abstract The James George Burton Photographs are comprised of two panoramic photographs relating to the Balloon School at Ross Field, Arcadia, California.

Ross Field, California balloons, circa 1910s-1920s

 File — Box Three, Folder: 48
Scope and Contents The Early Aviation Photograph Collection is a collection of unknown origins consisting of 328 black-and-white photographic prints and 299 negatives primarily depicting aircraft from the first half of the 20th century. Some airships, airports, pilots, and other subjects are also depicted in the photographs. The collection is arranged into two series: Airplane photographs and Non-airplane photographs. The first series, Airplane Photographs, makes up the bulk of the collection with 156...

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