Tag: Central Airport

Posted in Historical Accounts

Walkathon at Central Airport

Walkathons and Dance Marathons became popular during the Depression years. Promoter W.E. Tebbets set up many of these events all over the country, bringing his own bands and entertainers along to the event. After a successful walkathon at Atlantic City in 1932, Tebbets arranged for a similar contest to be held in the Camden area early in 1933, using one of the hangars at Central Airport as his venue.

Central Airport - 1929 Photos courtesy of Warren Fairess from the collection of his mother, Marie Fisbeck Fairess
Posted in Airports

Central Airport and Airport Circle

If you or I had a nickel for every time someone said or thought "but where's the airport?" while traveling to or from Philadelphia, one of us would certainly have a boxcar or three worth of nickels! Yes Virginia, there once was an airport there... the main airport serving the Delaware Valley, as a matter of fact!

Posted in Streets

Admiral Wilson Boulevard

ADMIRAL WILSON BOULEVARD, on most road maps is simply referred to as US Route 30. Of course no one who has ever lived here would even think of the thoroughfare as anything but Admiral Wilson Boulevard. The stretch of highway, which runs from the foot of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to the Airport Circle has been at different times one of the most famous and alternately the most infamous roads in South Jersey. The road is named for Admiral Henry Braid Wilson Jr., a Camden native and World War I naval hero. His father was also a noted figure in Camden, the H.B. Wilson school at 7th and Florence Street being named in his honor.

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Crescent Boulevard

CRESCENT BOULEVARD is the street name assigned to US Route 130, which passes through Camden at four points, one in East Camden, one just south of the Cooper River, the third from south of the railroad tracks to a point opposite Grant Avenue in Haddon Township, and the fourth from Mount Ephraim Avenue to Newton Creek at Camden's extreme southern end.

1957 - Camden Downtown, Looking Northwest over Center City
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Aerial Images of Camden, NJ

A collection of aerial images and photos from the early 1900's to present for Camden, NJ!

Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) is pictured here at Central Airport with an old friend, Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde, and her husband, Capt. Boerge Rohde when they met unexpectedly as passengers on a Washington-bound plane of the American Airlines. Mrs. Rohde, former minister to Denmark and Florida congresswoman, and the First Lady chatted for a few minutes and, after posing for cameramen, were escorted to the plane. Some 40 Mt. Holly school children unexpectedly met Mrs. Roosevelt at the airport.
Posted in News Articles

43 South Jersey Children See Mrs. Roosevelt at Airport Here

Camden Courier-Post - Feburary 12, 1938 First Lady Boards Plane After Philadelphia Speech As Mt. Holly Pupils...

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11 Air Passengers Get Landing Thrill

Eleven passengers on a Transcontinental and Western Air Transport plane got an unexpected thrill at the end of their air journey, when the "tail wheel" collapsed during the landing at Central Airport.

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4 Hurt as Auto Strikes Pole Strewing Live Wires on Road

Camden Courier-Post - Feburary 4, 1938 Four persons in a small coupe were injured last night when...

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Nellie Tayloe Ross Visits Camden by Air

Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, director of the U. S. Mint and former governor of Wyoming, arrived by plane at central airport at 11 :25 a. m. yesterday and proceeded by motor to tile Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia, for dinner.

Camden's Newest Thrill Producer! Aeroplaning at Central Airport
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New 'Plane Ride' Thrills Camdenites

Hundreds are learning for the first time on the field opposite Central Airport just what it feels like to be an aviator - without leaving the ground.

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Lindsay Stops Here on Hop to Boston

Sir Ronald Lindsay, British ambassador to the United States, denied while in Camden yesterday afternoon that he had any plan to confer with President Roosevelt at some point along the New England coast.

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Walkathon Ends; Prize Ball Tonight

Joe Welsh, of Camden, and Helen Stevens, of Philadelphia, last night won the Walkathon contest which has been in progress at Central Airport for 3175 continuous hours, setting up a new record for the East.