|Harry in WWII flight simulator|
|Gate to Tuskegee University|
|George Washington Carver Museum on Campus|
Tuskegee is a town in the deep south heartland of Alabama. We did not see any of the Memorial Weekend traffic the news warned about. In many places - we were the only car in sight. The school and the airfield are both on the outskirts of town - about 4 miles apart.
Booker T Washington was the founder and president of the Institute. Today the beautiful old campus is in remarkably beautiful shape. Being the holiday weekend - it was amazing how few people were on campus. We entered the main gate and found the George Washington Carver Museum. We had the place to ourselves - we enjoyed the well done displays. It is a wonderful walk back into history.
The famous Tuskegee Airmen lived on campus while they trained at Moton Field - 4 miles away. Training took place here from 1941 to 1945. The men already had college degrees - they flight trained as officers.
The short drive to Moton Field was the bus route that the Airmen took daily in an old bus. Today - the main hangars and buildings are well preserved. In the hangars are a few aircraft and many static displays. The runway is still used by the Municipal Airport.
We are at our hotel now. It is a Marriot at Opalicka AL - where the Grand National Golf Course is. Tomorrow - we will tour Auburn University which is about 16 miles away. Then we will head home.
Lulu said - this is a perfect touring day for me - brown signs - airplanes - and free admission. Both places were very empty. Both places are administered by the National Park Service.
|Spearman Trainer in Hangar at Moton Field|
|2 Big Hangars at Moton Field|
|Tuskegee Airman train first at Moton Field|
Then went to Tallahasses
|P-51 Famous for their Red Tails|
|Moon Field classroom|
|Ghost Building of Tuskegee Airmen|
|Chosen Trainer - the Piper J3 Cub -|
Built in Pennsylvania
|Study room in the hangar|
|Tuskegee Airmen lived at Tuskegee|
Institute - 4 miles away
|Many products made from peanuts at Tuskegee|
|Statue of College President|
Booker T Washington uncovering the eyes of slaves
|Booker T Washington's Homes at|