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49 SL-O Potter

GPS: 41.214164, -103.252222

Location / Airway

Location / Name

NEBRASKA: Cheyenne County

49 SL-O Potter, site No. 49 on the Salt Lake to Omaha airway

GPS: 41.214164, -103.252222

Transcontinental Airway

Route established September 8, 1920

Pilots Log February 21, 1921
Between Cheyenne-Rock Springs (only if following the rail road as the route drops slightly south here.)

Night Airmail

Flights started on July 1, 1924

Contract Air Mail

CAM #18 San Francisco CA-Chicago IL
Route established July 1, 1927
Salt Lake City-Omaha Airway
Medicine Bow-Sidney Section
Boeing Air Transport awarded CAM #18 on January 28, 1927


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Observations and Notes

The Potter Arrow is located along Hwy 30 (Lincoln Hwy) in western Nebraska near the border of Wyoming.  This area is a rural farming area of rolling hills and small towns.  The arrow itself was about a mile from where we had parked along Hwy 30 over fairly level ground.  However at one point I did have to climb up a small escarpment.  It took me about 10 minutes of searching before I was able to find a way up.

The arrow us in fair condition and nearly complete except for the pad where the generator shed stood.  All that remains now is the outside foundation. 

The total length of the arrow is 57 feet.

The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 104° (E-SE), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 104° (E-SE).

(All measurements and compass headings are approximate).

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