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The Country’s First International Airport in Douglas is Down on its Luck and Up for Sale

HistoryJuly 7, 2022The Country’s First International Airport in Douglas is Down on its Luck and Up for Sale

In its heyday, an all-but-forgotten airstrip in tiny Douglas, Arizona, catered to the likes of Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt as America’s first-ever international airport. It’s now for sale.
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