Fri, Oct 16, 2009
But Not Everyone Agrees With The Change
An airport in rural south Georgia has been re-named for former
President Jimmy Carter, over the objections of some who were
opposed to the change.
The New Georgia Encyclopedia online says that Souther Field is
the nation's oldest continuously operating civilian airport. It was
constructed by the Army in 1918, and currently belongs to the city
A letter-writing campaign mounted by those against the name
change said they have no beef with Carter, but that they wanted to
preserve the history of the area. The airport was named for Major
Henry Souther, who had helped develop the airport as a military
training base in WWI. Charles Lindbergh made his first solo flight
from Souther Field.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Carter thanked
those who wrote, saying they had helped to publicize the change. He
said many of his relatives are buried in close proximity to the
airport, and he intends to join them one day.
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