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38 LA-SL Quail Creek

GPS: 37.180577, -113.400438

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Location / Airway

Location / Name

UTAH: Washington County

38 LA-SL Quail Creek, site No. 37 on the Los Angeles-Salt Lake airway
AKA Quail Creek Reservoir #38, Quail Creek Reservoir West Overlook, Beacon 37C
(still figuring this out)

GPS: 37.180577, -113.400438

Contract Air Mail

CAM #4 Los Angeles-Salt Lake City
Route established April 17, 1926
Los Angeles-Salt Lake City Airway
Las Vegas-New Harmony Section


Western Air Express awarded CAM #4 on November 1925


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Observations and Notes

The Quail Creek Arrow is located on the top of a ridge, east of I-15, overlooking Quail Creek Reservoir in the town of Hurricane, Utah.  We drove approximately ½ mile up a dirt road and parked at the bottom of the ridge.  While my wife stayed in the car I began my trek up an old dirt road.  The temperature at this time was 105° and the hillside was devoid of any shade.  After a 30 minute hike I reached the arrow.

The arrow is completely on an uphill slant.  It is complete and in good condition.  The arrowis 57 feet in length.

The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 56° (NE), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 36° (NE).

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U.S. Air Service, Vol. X, No. 11, November 1925, page35:  Five Air Mail Routes Awarded to Private Corporations

Salt Lake City to Los Angeles:  The successful bidder is Western Air Express, Inc., of Los Angeles.



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