Anderson Field (Nevada)

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Anderson Field (Rockwell Field) was the first airport to serve Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] The north boundary of the airfield was the present day Sahara Avenue,[1] with the present day Paradise Road serving as the western boundary.[2]


Construction on the field began when the surface was leveled.[3]

The airfield opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1920.[4][5]

The land for the airport was purchased on December 21, 1925 by the Rockwell Brothers.[1] Airmail service was initiated on April 17, 1926 from Los Angeles, California by Western Air Express. Western continued to use the field until 1929 when they moved to the new Alamo Landing Field at the site of the current Nellis Air Force Base.[4]

See also[edit]

Nye County, Nevada also has a geographic flat called Anderson Field.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "ROBERT GRIFFITH". Stephens Press. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ Ainlay, Thomas; Judy Dixon Gabaldon (2003). Las Vegas: The Fabulous First Century. Arcadia Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-7385-2416-0. 
  3. ^ Wright, Frank (2005). Nevada Yesterdays. Stephens Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-932173-27-7. 
  4. ^ a b Baird, Kirk (2005-05-12). "Las Vegas Centennial: LV: 100 years, 21 sites". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Doggett, Scott (2003). Las Vegas: includes Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Lonely Planet. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-74059-169-0. 
  6. ^ "Nye County, Nevada". Retrieved 2009-03-16. 

Coordinates: 36°08′31″N 115°08′56″W / 36.142°N 115.149°W / 36.142; -115.149