The year is 1961. The horizon is sky, not the Gulf of Mexico. The little row buildings to left and center are what they look like — barracks. The skinny road running from left (north) to right (south) is today's Airport-Pulling Road. And the cleared spot to the left of Radio Road trailing into the horizon is the old swamp buggy and stock car race track. Welcome to East Naples and the edge of Naples Municipal Airport, with its World War II pilot-training facilities still intact, nearly a half-century ago. The bright white sandy road to the right of center appears to be today's Hazel Road, although airport officials are certain it is Westview Drive. This breathtaking, nostalgic view is courtesy of local photographic historian Art Ullmann.

The year is 1961. The horizon is sky, not the Gulf of Mexico. The little row buildings to left and center are what they look like — barracks. The skinny road running from left (north) to right (south) is today's Airport-Pulling Road. And the cleared spot to the left of Radio Road trailing into the horizon is the old swamp buggy and stock car race track. Welcome to East Naples and the edge of Naples Municipal Airport, with its World War II pilot-training facilities still intact, nearly a half-century ago. The bright white sandy road to the right of center appears to be today's Hazel Road, although airport officials are certain it is Westview Drive. This breathtaking, nostalgic view is courtesy of local photographic historian Art Ullmann.

Photo Rating:

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features