- It now intended to build two hangars, one by in size and the other by in size . ( Paving of the runways was also canceled in favor of oiled earth . ) Total cost of the two structures, whose designs were approved by the United States Commission of Fine Arts, was $ 85, 000.
- At the time, the country had about of rural roads, of which a mere 8.66 % ( ) had " improved " surfaces : gravel, stone, sand-clay, brick, shells, oiled earth, etc . Interstate roads were considered a luxury, something only for wealthy travelers who could spend weeks riding around in their automobiles.