Lower Table Rock 12-14-11

Photos by Dan and Lynn


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In November 1948, John Day, a local cattle rancher and developer, built a 4,000 foot airstrip on the surface of Lower Table Rock to impress visiting celebrities from Hollywood. Day funded residential lots near the landmark with the intent of marketing the lots to the celebrities who used the grassy runway. The runway was closed in the late 1980s, but small airplanes still occasionally attempt to land on it