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Credit is gratefully extended to Digitization Archivist Randy McGuire at the St. Louis University Library for providing to us the scan of the original Parks Airport Register and to the Saint Louis University Archives for allowing us to exhibit the Register images. Special thanks to Terry Lynn Bowden for his liaison with Saint Louis University and Parks College and helping us to acquire a copy of the Register.

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THE PARKS AIRPORT REGISTER

is what this Web site is all about...

This Web site shares and explores with you the stories behind handwritten entries made in a paper Register 85 years ago. To do this for you, I provide a database online that mirrors all the entries in the Register. My database controls and drives all the buttons you see immediately to the right. I encourage you to explore their stories.

Another way to work your way through the site is to view the Register by year or page number, below, then link from there to the people and aircraft who are signed in the Parks Airport Register from so long ago.

Throughout, I supplement your queries with information from the database. Then I guide you toward other interesting and relevant information via links, either internal to this site, or to external Web sites or other resources. There are (literally) millions of ways to work your way through this site.

WHERE TO BEGIN?

You can enter the database in many different ways. By year is one way, which you can do with the dropdown menu below. You'll soon want to refine your searches by focusing particularly on one aspect of the database. For example, you may also search the Register by PEOPLE, AIRPLANES, PLACES and EVENTS. Click the buttons above right to explore those options.

 

To view records by year, click the drop down arrow and select the year. Click Go.

View the register by page number.


Take some time and reward yourself by investigating the pilots and airplanes. As you read this today, the site is still under development. It'll probably never be finished. That's why, as frustrating as it may sound, you may get different, and new, answers if you come here next week. Notice the "What's New on the Site?" button at the top and bottom of the page. Please bookmark that page, and come back to see what's new from time to time. The site changes almost daily.

SOME OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE REGISTER AND THE DATABASE

Your Webmaster’s copy of the Parks Airport Register was acquired in 2009 through the courtesy of St. Louis University Library via site visitor Terry Bowden (left sidebar). All thanks to them for arranging our acquisition of the copy.

Quantitatively, the register contains 1,141 records, which I transcribed into the database with bright light and magnifier in hand. My database is mounted on the server, and it is the driver behind the drop down menus on the main pages that enable you to view records. The database is essentially what makes this Web site work. Another way of saying that is this site is database-driven: each of your queries on a drop down menu is fulfilled uniquely from the information in the database. Your pathway of exploration through my site will be uniquely different from the next visitor's pathway.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS REGARDING THE REGISTER PAGE IMAGES

One of the key features of this Web site is you may view good-quality color images of each of the 55 pages of the Register. The pages have been optimized in PhotoShop for download speed and should not be a burden for most home computers operating over broadband at the upload date of this page. Typical time for page display is about 3 seconds. The site has been tested on a variety of tablets and works fine on them, too.

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER...

This Web site is, in turn, part of a suite of virtual windows that illuminate old Airfield Registers from around the United States during the Golden Age of flight. The following sites are open for you to enjoy. They exhibit and analyze for you 21,667 total airfield traffic days across the Registers. Please explore and enjoy them all!

TRAVEL HUB FOR GOLDEN AGE AIRFIELDS

Clover Field, Santa Monica, CA
WWW.CLOVERFIELD.ORG
December 31, 1928 to August 4, 1939
Number of days Register was open = 3,878
Number of landings recorded = 798 over 35 pages
Web site went online June 13, 2013

Parks Airport, East St. Louis, IL
WWW.PARKSFIELD.ORG (You're here!)
May 24, 1929 to September 10, 1937
Number of days Register was open = 3,031
Number of landings recorded = 1,141 over 55 pages
Web site went online June 13, 2013

Davis-Monthan Municipal Airfield, Tucson, AZ
WWW.DMAIRFIELD.ORG
February 6, 1925 to November 26, 1936
Number of days Register was open = 3,581 days
Number of landings recorded = 3,704 over 218 pages
Web site went online May 4, 2005
Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, CO
WWW.PETERSONFIELD.ORG
February 22, 1929 to August 1, 1940
Number of days Register was open = 4,178
Number of landings recorded = 672 over 29 pages
Web site went online June 13, 2013
Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, CA
WWW.GRANDCENTRAL AIR TERMINAL.ORG
December 14, 1930 to October 8, 1935
Number of days Register was open = 1,759
Number of landings recorded = NN over N pages
Web site went online June 13, 2013
Pitcairn Field, Willow Grove, PA
WWW.PITCAIRNFIELD.ORG
October 22, 1927 to January 25, 1942
Number of days Register was open = 5,240
Number of landings recorded = 328 over 21 pages
Web site went online June 13, 2013

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