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Lamp brothers offer land for flying field

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J. E. And Ruffus Lamp Tender Site Opposite Mapleside To Chamber Of Commerce.

The aviation committee of the Chamber Commerce yesterday secured an option for a lease on seventy acres of land from J. E. Lamp and Rufus Lamp, to be used as an army airplane landing. The site will in all probability be accepted. The field is opposite the Mapleside addition to Cumberland and would be used as a unit in the government's Washington-to-Dayton airline.

Work of clearing the site and establishing markers for the guidance of air pilots will probably be started in the coarse of a few weeks. It is also probable that regulation hangers, eventually will be erected and a wireless and station will be established at that point together with the erection of weather predicting apparatus and other equipment essential to the air service. A national guard unit, in all probability in connection with the Aero squadron will also be stationed at the landing station, according to present plans if they mature.

Several other cites had been offered tor the proposed landing field, but the Lamp property was tendered at a nominal figure and proved to be the best adapted for an air station. The landing field is expected to be completed by May 1.

During the government investigation; it was found that due to its location in a gap in the mountains Cumberland was the most strategic point for the location of an airplane landing in its Dayton airline. It is hoped that the establishment of a government base, here will prove to be the nucleus of a gigantic air station at Cumberland.


Cumberland News


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Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce

Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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