A View of the Past – January 11, 2017

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This week’s view is of the original headquarters building at Scott Field, today’s Scott Air Force Base, as it appeared in 1918, during World War I, when it was an Army aviation field.  To the right are the legs and pipe of the water tower.  The building was constructed during the summer of 1917.  Scott  AFB is celebrating its centennial this year.

(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society)

For more, stop by the O’Fallon Historical Museum, located at 101 West State Street. The Museum is open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and by appointment.