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48 SF-S Indian Head

GPS: 44.318433, -123.051314

Location / Airway

Location / Name

OREGON: Linn County

48 SF-S Indian Head, site No. 48 on the San Francisco-Seattle airway

GPS: 44.318433, -123.051314

Contract Air Mail

CAM #8 Seattle WA - Los Angeles CA
San Francisco-Seattle Airway
Roseburg-Portland Section


Vern C. Gorst awarded CAM #8 on December 31, 1925
Pacific Air Transport subcontraced CAM #8 on March 6, 1926


Observations and Notes

This site was located near a gravel pit.  The above photo is from a 2010 Google View.  It is the last time that this beacon site was shown.  The gravel company removed the arrow during it's course of business.  Too bad!  I love the name of this arrow site.

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National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet PID - QE2132

Designation -  San Francisco Portland BCN 48
PID         -  QE2132
State/County-  Or/Linn
Country     -  Us
USGS Quad   -  Indian Head (1969)

Described by Coast and Geodetic Survey 1940 (ANS)
Airway Beacon No.48 is about 6-1/2 miles south-southwest of Brownsville, 6 Miles southeast of Halsey and 7 miles northeast of Harrisburg.  The white light was intersected.
Station Recovery (1960)
Recovery Note By Defense Map Agency 1960 The mark was reported destroyed by loggers in the adjacent area.



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