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Last updated 6/12/2019 at 3:51pm

I have done several stories over the years, including how Peterson Field got going, but to me this one was a real surprise. Did you know there once was a Manitou Airport? As I have looked into our aviation history this one popped right up as an impossible one! It was even wilder when I learned just where it was. I'll let your imagination mull that one over, before I tell you.

What started this was spotting the news in May, 1928 that a prize of $100 was given to C. B. Keller for being the first to land at the airport. He was flying a Hess Bluebird aircraft owned by C.W. Smith of Colorado Spr...

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