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Photo of swimming pool which apparently was enlisted men's pool located approximately where Bekins Storage is today (1970's, at 35 W. Huntington Drive). Mr. H.F.Paden, an officer stationed at Ross Field in 1919, says there was another officer's pool of field stone in what is now county park.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs183
Date
c.1917-1918

  1 image

Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
6x10 b&w
ID
182
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Rudolph C. Shosted, now 79, recalls his time spent at the Army's observation balloon school, located where the Los Angeles County Park golf course now is.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper594
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 11, 1974
Pages
p. A-2
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 11, 1974
Pages
p. A-2
Subjects
Balloon School
Item ID
594AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
Less detail

Shows six balloons inflated and secured just off the ground. Officers and men are in formations beneath the balloons. Buildings and tents of Ross Field are arrayed across photo. Eucalyptus make a row completely across photo. San Gabriel Mountains form backdrop.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs187
Date
c.1918

  1 image

Date
c.1918
Subjects
Balloon School
San Gabriel Mountains
Physical Description
4x10 b&w
ID
186
Collection
Photographs
Images
Less detail

Officers from Ross Field gathered around (and in) basket of balloon which landed on Baldwin Avenue.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs1282
Date
unknown

  1 image

Date
unknown
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
1273
Collection
Photographs
Images
Less detail

Writer Charles Cooper continues his series of articles called "Memories of Arcadia" with a history and description of the U.S. Army Balloon School that was at Camp Ross (or Ross Field) in Arcadia during World War I. The balloon school was located on the current site of Arcadia County Park.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31584
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
July 3, 2003
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
July 3, 2003
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Camp Ross
U.S. Army Balloon School-Ross Field-Arcadia, CA
World War I
Item ID
31780AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
Less detail

Military vehicle, probably used to hoist and pull down the observation balloons used at Ross Field. Two men stand at the back, one with his arm raised as a signal. The San Gabriel Mountains can be seen VERY faintly in background. Buildings at the Balloon School can be seen on either side of the truck.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs1055
Date
c.1918

  1 image

Date
c.1918
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
1047
Collection
Photographs
Images
Less detail

Maneuvering officer (extreme right) leading about 23 men in readying balloon to take on observers and go aloft. Identification was given by H.F. Paden, August 1978. Mr. Paden was an officer at the Balloon School. Field is totally flat.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs155
Date
c.1917

  1 image

Date
c.1917
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
5x7 b&w
ID
154
Collection
Photographs
Images
Less detail

View north toward San Gabriel Mountains. Men of Ross Field Balloon School, holding gondola or basket just coming to the ground or being readied to go aloft.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs161
Date
c.1917-1918

  1 image

Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
2x3 b&w
ID
160
Collection
Photographs
Images
Less detail

Original description, "Balloon about 30 feet off ground. Balloon has round target-like mark on its side. Under balloon is truck with winch and many men participating in restraining it. Overcast day." Revised description 9/7/2017 by Mark Rosenblum, a local Balloon School historian, identifies it as Rockwell Field in San Diego. It is not Arcadia, but he said the men from the Balloon School at Ross Field in Arcadia, went to San Diego to join in on a public display of the balloons.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs168
Date
c.1917-1918

  1 image

Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
3x5 b&w
ID
167
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Parachute pictured coming down on Balloon School field. San Gabriel Mountains and Chantry Flats Road can be seen in background. Parachutes were used as emergency way to evacuate balloon in case of enemy fire, lightning, etc., according to H.F.Paden.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs156
Date
c.1917 or 1918

  1 image

Date
c.1917 or 1918
Subjects
San Gabriel Mountains
Balloon School
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
155
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Apparently a visitors' time at Ross Field Balloon School. Photo shows balloon aloft with basket suspended. Many people in photo. Closest to camera is left to right: man, boy, and four women. Eucalyptus trees all across background.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs177
Date
c.1917-1918

  1 image

Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
3x5 b&w
ID
176
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Calisthenics class, Balloon School officers summer camp at Ross Field, 1925.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs1285
Date
1925

  1 image

Date
1925
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
1276
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Photo of General John J. Pershing mingling with a group at Ross Field Balloon School. He is accompanied by other officers and there are a number of young boys eager to greet him. Across photo had been written "Balloon School Training" and "1920" and "General Pershing at Arcadia."

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs224
Date
1920

  1 image

Date
1920
Subjects
Balloon School
Pershing, John J.
Physical Description
9x11 b&w
ID
222
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Looking east over barracks and main building at Ross Field. Tree-lined street cutting across photo at far side of field is Santa Anita Avenue. The oval of the race track built by E.J."Lucky" Baldwin and which opened in 1907 can clearly be seen on right. Broad E/W street seen on far left is Huntington Drive.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs867
Date
c.1928

  1 image

Date
c.1928
Subjects
Aerial Photo Collection
Aerial views
Balloon School
Santa Anita Avenue
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
861
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Roy Knabenshue, who built observation balloons for the U.S. during WWI, displays a model at Ross Field. Roy Knabenshue on left, C.P. Kane, commanding officer, on right.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs1283
Date
unknown

  1 image

Date
unknown
Subjects
Balloon School
Kane, C.P.
Knabenshue, Roy
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
1274
Collection
Photographs
Images
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View northeast over Pacific Electric Railroad. Ross Field Balloon School occupies portion on right side of photo over to the railroad tracks. The street marking its northern boundary would be Huntington Drive. The large rectangle just north of this street was Rancho Resevoir, converted into a swimming pool. The principal street marking east boundary of Balloon School property running north to south across this photo about at middle, is Santa Anita Avenue.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs634
Date
November, 1929

  1 image

Date
November, 1929
Subjects
Aerial Photo Collection
Aerial views
Balloon School
Pacific Electric Railway
Railroads
Ross Field
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
630
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Large balloon being brought under control by group of approximately 30 men. There is also one of trucks used for these captive balloons. On right is the framing of an unfinished hangar.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs227
Date
c.1917

  1 image

Date
c.1917
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
9x11 b&w
ID
225
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Aerial view of Ross Field looking east from a position of about Huntington Drive and present Holly Avenue. Two large hangars are at west point of triangular property. The wash cutting across foreground is the wash just to west of present high school.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs228
Date
c.1928

  1 image

Date
c.1928
Subjects
Balloon School
Arcadia County Park
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
226
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Four wheel drive truck with Cunningham winch used to get balloon aloft and back down and to keep them anchored. One truck for each balloon and had 1500 meters of heavy cable. Tires of truck were solid rubber. Note: ground line coming from truck near winch. This was to take care of static electricity generated along cable due to telephone in balloon. Information from H.F.Paden, Arcadia resident in 1978, former officer at Balloon School.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs157
Date
c.1917 or 1918

  1 image

Date
c.1917 or 1918
Subjects
Balloon School
Physical Description
3x5 b&w
ID
156
Collection
Photographs
Images
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View (we do not known which direction camera is looking) of Goodyear blimp VOLUNTEER when it stopped at Ross Field Balloon School. About 11 people seen to be gathered near it. On right side of photo is a long barracks-like building.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs869
Date
1929

  1 image

Date
1929
Subjects
Balloon School
Aeronautics
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
863
Collection
Photographs
Images
Less detail

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