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19 officers are in hangar at Ross Field in Arcadia as part of their training as Reserve Officers Balloon Personnel. J.H. Hoeppel in white shirt is on the right (kneeling). Lt.C.P. Kane, was in charge of the class. He is 4th man from left (next to balloon) in second row.

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Date
1927

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Date
1927
Subjects
Balloon School
Hoeppel, John H.
Kane, C.P.
ID
1155
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Aerial view, apparently looking northeast, of major portion of Ross Field. Four large barracks-type buildings are along in a row in foreground. There are two other rows of buildings, with flag pole in third row of buildings. Large stand of eucalyptus across background.

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Date
c.1918

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Date
c.1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
227
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Aerial view looking northeast across Santa Anita Park toward mountains. Note training track called Anita Chiquita has been added (lower left corner), open grandstand has been added to west of covered stand. Note, too, that work has begun to change Balloon School site to Arcadia County Park. Santa Anita Avenue is tree-lined street running entire width of photo about middle of print.

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Date
1937

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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.

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Date
c.1928

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Date
c.1928
Subjects
Balloon School
Arcadia County Park
ID
226
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Aerial view south of Balloon School and surrounding part of valley. Large tree-lined street running from center of photo toward lower left edge of photo is Santa Anita. Tree-lined street coming in on right edge of photo about two inches from bottom of photo and intersecting Santa Anita, is Duarte Road. Note wash that at present is just west of Arcadia High School. Rio Hondo Wash runs east to west across middle of photo.

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Date
c.1918

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Aerial view toward the east taken from about over present Club House at Santa Anita Park Race Track. The main street running North/South is Santa Anita Avenue. View shows the oval of Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin's race track in what is currently Arcadia County Park. The buildings would be barracks of Ross Field U.S. Army Balloon School. Duarte Road can be seen coming into photo at right edge of photo near intersection with Santa Anita Avenue. The broad street along left side would be Huntington Drive. Railroad tracks can be seen in lower left corner.

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Date
November 1929

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Airman climbing mesh surrounding inflated balloon apparently to check valve. Approximately a dozen men are on the ground watching him.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
181
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Almost same scene as photo #169 but taken a few minutes later with balloon touching down. Buildings and 2 tents show on left side of photo. Row of Eucalyptus trees show all across background of photo.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
170
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Photographs
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Apparently another view taken on visitors' day at Ross Field (as in photo #176). In this photo, balloon is on the ground with basket. Military truck shows on right side of photo with a sign marked "4" in front of truck. Group of people on left; small girl in checkered blouse is closest figure.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
177
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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.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
176
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Apparently taken a few minutes later than photo #172. Same 2 tents show on left. Balloon is approximately 3 feet off of ground.

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Date
v.1917-1918

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Date
v.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
173
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Apparently taken same day as photo #174 but either later or earlier. Balloon is considerably higher in this photo.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
175
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Appears to have been taken just a few minutes after photo #167. Large balloon with a target-like figure painted on its side is down on the ground and being secured by men. Overcast day.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
168
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Photographs
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The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School

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Contents
1. The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School at Arcadia, California. Vol. 1 #1 August 3, 1918 – Vol. 1 #29 February 15, 1919 (Bound) 2. Official Souvenir & Program Balloon School Circus and the Final Edition of The Arcadian Observer, February 22, 1919.
Contents
1. The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School at Arcadia, California. Vol. 1 #1 August 3, 1918 – Vol. 1 #29 February 15, 1919 (Bound)
2. Official Souvenir & Program Balloon School Circus and the Final Edition of The Arcadian Observer, February 22, 1919.
Subjects
The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School
Location
History Room
Box Number
Box 40
Shelf Number
Shelf B5
Item ID
350AF
Collection
Subject Files
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The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School

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Contents
1. The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School at Arcadia, California. (Miscellaneous single issues) Supplement to The Arcadian Observer, September 1918, was gift from Sierra Madre Public Library on March 17, 2004.
Contents
1. The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School at Arcadia, California. (Miscellaneous single issues) Supplement to The Arcadian Observer, September 1918, was gift from Sierra Madre Public Library on March 17, 2004.
Subjects
The Arcadian Observer. Official paper of the United States Army Balloon School
Location
History Room
Box Number
Box 41
Shelf Number
Shelf B5
Item ID
351AF
Collection
Subject Files
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Balloon aloft has been identified as in trouble. The back portion appears to be folding up.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
180
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Balloon aloft with basket suspended. It appears to be in trouble.

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Date
May 1919 (written on back)

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Date
May 1919 (written on back)
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
179
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Balloon apparently being secured on the ground. Approximately 26 men working to secure it.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
159
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Balloon being restrained by about 11 men. An American flag is being raised or lowered from balloon. An automobile is in foreground. One of military winch trucks is on left side of photo.

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Date
c.1917-1918

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Date
c.1917-1918
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
166
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Balloon company convoy. In evidence is probable mess trailer trucks and what appears to be 6 or 7 regular automobiles. Four men standing by motorcycle, on leftside of photo.

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Date
c.1917-1919

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Date
c.1917-1919
Subjects
Balloon School
ID
163
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