Very early aerial shot of Page. I'm thinking pre-1958 since the Butler buildings aren't there. This picture was embedded in a Word document who's author was Greg Woodard. Very cool pic!
Very early aerial shot of Page. I’m thinking pre-1958 since the Butler buildings aren’t there. This picture was embedded in a Word document who’s author was Greg Woodard. Very cool pic!

This is one of my favorite pictures. It’s not dated but I think it’s 1956-57. This view shows the original dirt airstrip that cuts through what is now part of North Navajo drive, First Avenue, Date Street, Elm Street, etc. You can see a couple of airplanes parked at the end of the runway. The Butler Buildings weren’t there yet (they were the early school buildings located on the curve of Navajo drive near the bottom of this picture). Construction was starting for the transit homes along South Navajo Drive and the MCS trailer court in the distance. This is an amazing picture.

-Mike

3 thoughts on “Early Aerial Shot of Page

  1. My Family lived in one of the transit houses. We were one of the first to move in. My dad was working on the diversion tunnel so it was one of the first sections that went in. The water tower you were referring to (behind the transit houses) froze in about 1958 and because of expansion blew up off its base. My mother was always worried about that and did not want me to play near it. I ignored her of course. It was too fun. I learned a good lesson.

  2. I was pretty young but I remember the Begays, the Bolins, the Perkins and the Howells (School Principle). My brother dated Edith Howell.

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