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Sharing Local History

Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum volunteer, Rosemary Knerr, shares local history with visitors, Jim Fox and Bill Carpender.
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Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum volunteer, Rosemary Knerr, shares local history with visitors, Jim Fox and Bill Carpender. Fox lives near Lake Granby and was very interested in learning more about the Knight Ranch airfield and Charles Lindbergh’s landings there before Lake Granby was built. Next to the Knight/Lindbergh exhibit is the story of Grand County’s first casualty of World War II, Robert Polhamus, an aviation cadet killed in training.The Polhamus family were pioneers known for their important survey work. They farmed famous Granby lettuce on the mesa near the airport in the early 1920s. Polhamus park in Granby is named for their many community contributions.

The museum hopes to be open every Friday and Saturday during the summer months of June through September. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer to greet visitors, please contact Bill Hamilton at drwm.hamilton@gmail.com or call him at 970-531-1100.


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