Building the Swanson Airport – 1952

Swanson Airfield construction
Loggers at work building the airport in 1952

Roy Swanson provided these pictures of the local loggers clearing the land and building the Swanson airport. Roy believes the pictures were originally Bud Blancher’s.

(Just lick on the image to enlarge.)

All the men volunteered their machines and time.  Even more astounding, the 1,850 runway took them just a little over two weeks to build.

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