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The Resource Austin, cleared for takeoff : aviators, businessmen, and the growth of an American city, Kenneth B. Ragsdale

Austin, cleared for takeoff : aviators, businessmen, and the growth of an American city, Kenneth B. Ragsdale

Label
Austin, cleared for takeoff : aviators, businessmen, and the growth of an American city
Title
Austin, cleared for takeoff
Title remainder
aviators, businessmen, and the growth of an American city
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth B. Ragsdale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Austin, Texas, entered the aviation age on October 29, 1911, when Calbraith Perry Rodgers landed his Wright EX Flyer in a vacant field near the present-day intersection of Duval and 45th Streets. Some 3,000 excited people rushed out to see the pilot and his plane, much like the hundreds of thousands who mobbed Charles A. Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis in Paris sixteen years later. Though no one that day in Austin could foresee all the changes that would result from manned flight, people here--as in cities and towns across the United States--realized that a new era was opening, and they greeted it with all-out enthusiasm. This popularly written history tells the story of aviation in Austin from 1911 to the opening of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in 1999. Kenneth Ragsdale covers all the significant developments, beginning with military aviation activities during World War I and continuing through the barnstorming era of the 1920s, the inauguration of airmail service in 1928 and airline service in 1929, and the dedication of the first municipal airport in 1930. He also looks at the University of Texas's role in training pilots during World War II, the growth of commercial and military aviation in the postwar period, and the struggle over airport expansion that occupied the last decades of the twentieth century. Throughout, he shows how aviation and the city grew together and supported each other, which makes the Austin aviation experience a case study of the impact of aviation on urban communities nationwide
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DLC
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1917-
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Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter
Dewey number
387.7/09764/31
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture
Series volume
no. 14
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  • Aeronautics
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • Aeronautics
  • Texas
Label
Austin, cleared for takeoff : aviators, businessmen, and the growth of an American city, Kenneth B. Ragsdale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cal, Glenn, Benny, and the Origins of Austin Aviation -- Austin, the University of Texas, and World War -- Barnstormers, Businessmen, and High Hopes for the Future -- A Bright Side of the Great Depression -- War Training Returns to the University -- An Era of Peace and the Growth of Private Flying -- Mueller, Marfa, and the Gathering Storm -- Era of Indecision -- City on a Tightwire -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm53253762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780292702684
Lccn
2003022172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53253762
Label
Austin, cleared for takeoff : aviators, businessmen, and the growth of an American city, Kenneth B. Ragsdale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Cal, Glenn, Benny, and the Origins of Austin Aviation -- Austin, the University of Texas, and World War -- Barnstormers, Businessmen, and High Hopes for the Future -- A Bright Side of the Great Depression -- War Training Returns to the University -- An Era of Peace and the Growth of Private Flying -- Mueller, Marfa, and the Gathering Storm -- Era of Indecision -- City on a Tightwire -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm53253762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780292702684
Lccn
2003022172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53253762

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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    • Howson BranchBorrow it
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