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38 SL-O Hecla

GPS: 41.226232, -105.243206

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Location / Name

WYOMING:  Laramie County

38 SL-O Hecla, site No. 38 on the Salt Lake City-Omaha Airway

GPS: 41.226232, -105.243206

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



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Observations and Notes

The Hecla beacon site is also located off Hwy 210, east of the Pilot Hill site.  4-wheel drive was not required to reach this site, as the dirt road is well maintained.  We had to pass thru two closed gates to reach the arrow.  There were no signs reading ‘Keep Out’, but there were signs saying to close the gates behind you. 

The site is on a ridge overlooking a long-wide valley, and was a very short walk from the dirt road.

The arrow itself was the longest arrow we have found so far, measuring a total length of 79 feet.  The base of the arrow alone was 33 feet long.  The only thing remaining of the base was portions of the outside edges.  The remaining portion of the arrow was in good condition.

The arrow points in an E-SE direction.  The pilot would approach on a heading of 112° and exit on a heading of 100°.


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National Geodetic Survey Data Sheet MO1218


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