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42 SL-O Westedt

GPS: 41.164781, -104.674513

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Location / Airway

Location / Name

WYOMING: Laramie County

42 SL-O Westedt, site No. 42 Salt Lake City-Omaha Airway

GPS: 41.164781, -104.674513

Transcontinental Airway

Route established September 8, 1920

Pilots Log February 21, 1921

Night Airmail

Flights started on July 1, 1924

Contract Air Mail

CAM #18 San Francisco CA-Chicago IL
Salt Lake City-Omaha airway
Sidney-Lexington section


Boeing Air Transport awarded CAM #18 on January 28, 1927
Route established July 1, 1927


Observations and Notes

The Westedt Site is located just east of Cheyenne, Wyoming, approximately 2 miles north of Hwy 30.  It is located in an agricultural area. The tail of the arrow is approximately 30 feet from the road, while arrow points out across a large field.  

The arrow is in very poor condition.  The 5 main portions of the arrow have broken apart from each other, and have begun settling into the ground.  It had stopped raining just before we got there, so it was a muddy trek out to the arrow.  There was even mud covering most of the arrow.  Due to the muddy & wet ground, no measurements were taken. 

The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 80° (basically East), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 80°.
(All measurements and compass headings are approximate).

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