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Northwest Oklahoma cattle pasture was once an aviation hub


WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — At first glance, there is nothing remarkable about the large, rectangular patch of concrete in a cattle pasture northeast of Waynoka, in Woods County.

But, the unassuming appearance of the concrete slab, now used to store farm equipment and round hay bales, hides a rich history of aviation pioneers and historic firsts in commercial flight. It goes back 90 years, to July 1929, when the small town of Waynoka became a hub of transcontinental air transport that attracted some of the nation's wealthiest and most famous people.

Sandie Olson, of Waynoka, and her late husban...

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