Strickland/Horner Airport & Flying School...
Catch up on the Strickland/Horner Airport & Flying School that was located about 7-miles East of Alva, southside of the highway, in the mid-1930's. I believe my Dad (Gene McGill) was one of those that took flying lessons out at Stricklands. I am told that Bud Clark was one of those that wanted to take flying lessons at Stricklands, but his dad told him to keep his feet on the ground (or something to that effect).
Speaking of Stricklands Airport east of town, there were also two communities, Ashley and Short Springs. Ila Wessells sent us some interesting history, information on the towns of Ashley and Short Springs 8-miles east of Alva, Oklahoma along highway 64. Short Springs has a community building and cemetery still standing -- Ashley's grain elevator is a guiding landmark for all those traveling highway 64.
Have you had a chance to see the Christmas snowman that found it's way to Galveston, Texas and it's beaches on Christmas day? Thanks to you all for sharing your Okie legacies and photos.
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