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Pumpernickle / Iron Point #36A

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Location / Airway

Location / Name

Commonly called Pumpernickle
We believe this to be Iron Point Department of Commerce Intermediate Field site no. 36A
gps: 40.909402, -117.285699

Transcontinental Airway

Route established September 8, 1920

Pilots Log February 21, 1921, Between SLC + 363. Humboldt Lake, NEV. and SLC + 388. Hazen, Nev. segment
U. S. Post Office pilots

Night Airmail

Flights started on July 1, 1924

Contract Air Mail

CAM #18 San Francisco CA-Chicago IL
Route established July 1, 1927
San Francisco-Salt Lake airway
Reno-Elko section
Boeing Air Transport awarded CAM #18 on January 28, 1927

Discontinued 

Air Comerce Bulletin Vol 2 No.10 Page 265
This SF-SL airway beacon will be discontinued effective November 30, 1930. 
Site No. 36A___ 2,000,000 candlepower beacon light in operation at Iron Point and two green course lights showing characteristic No.6.
This intermediate landing site will be abandoned.

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Observations and Notes

The Pumpernickle Arrow is located in the middle of an immense plain a couple of miles off I-80.  It is very easy to access, as the arrow itself was right next to the wide dirt road that leads to it.

The arrow is basically complete, except the pad where the generator shed sat.  All that remains of the pad is the outside foundation.  The total length is 57 feet.

The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 98° (E), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 98° (E).
(All measurements and compass headings are approximate).

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