How did Idlewild Airport get its name?
Idlewild Airport, now John F. Kennedy International Airport, got its name as construction began in the early 1940s around a sporting complex called the Idlewild Golf Course. When Idlewild Airport opened for operations in 1942, Floyd Bennett Field was deed to the U.S. Navy. Idlewild Field was dedicated as New York International Airport in 1948. Idlewild airport was originally going to be called Alexander A Anderson Airport. However, Fiorella Laguardia wanted it named Idlewild. It is named for the area where the Idlewild golf course was.
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%DETAILS% I was born in Idlewild 1927. We lived on Garfield or 147th St. Our house was directly across from the golf course. In fact we used to play in the waterhole. Bodies were sometimes found in the swamps. I have in front of me a map that has Major Alexander E. Anderson airport written across th…e area that is now Kennedy airport. Am trying to date said map. Learned to fly at Flushing airport in 1945 and also flew seaplanes from the Whitestone seaplane base around the same time. Had many fond memories of that time and continued to fly all my life. Have lived near San Diego since 1955. Paul Babcock El Cajon, CA ( Full Answer )
Answer . Construction on Idlewild International Airport (presently John F. Kennedy International Airport) began in 1942. The airport took its name from the Idlewild Golf Course that it replaced. Planning began during the administration of Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia (1882-1947, mayor 1934-45) and… called for 1,000 acres of development. After six years of construction, the airport opened on July 1, 1948.. ( Full Answer )
My Grandmother was a school teacher in North Carolina around the end of the 19th Century & when she married, she & my Grandfather named their farm Idlewilde Place. For some reason I want to believe that the name Idlewild came from some 19th Century writer that my grandmother admired when she taught …school. I have been searching for the answer to that question, because I want to name my farm the same name. As I recall, the name Idlewilde means "a place of peace & tranquility", but have not been able to verify this. Bruce Bobbitt Cbase City, VA 23924 email@example.com ( Full Answer )
Since Idlewild Airport was named after the Idlewild Golf Course where did the name Idlewild come from initially?
The Idlewild Golf Course was named after the local Indian name for the area, Idalwild, or peacefull and savage.
Answer . He was the Commanding Colonial of the Fighting Sixty Nineth or the 165th infantry on 23rd and Lexington ave. \nHe was raised by Col Duffy the founder of the "69th" in lower Manhattanaround 14th Street . He rose in the ranks from private to colonal of the sixty nineth. Under his comand wa…s "The Fighting" Father Duffy, whose statue is in times square and was dedicated by Col Anderson and other dignateries\n.Col Anderson was portrayed in the movie of the FIGHTING 69TH starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien. He was brought back in to service in 1941 by Senator Donavan of New York whose recomendation he gave to President Roosevelt. The president gave him charge of the 86th Division of Fort Hood, Texas at the rank of Brigarder General.\nHe was then commissioned to the rank of Maj General by an act of congress in Nov of 1942. He died in his sleep on Dec 24, 1942.\nThere was a troop transport ship Name after him The USS MAJ GEN AE ANDERSON. This ship was used in the Pacific during WW II It brought back the troops from the DEATH MARCH in PATAN.\nHe was also Known to the officers at the time as the 100% soldier\nbecause when he took his officers test he scored 100% Nick Named " Black Mike"\n. \nHe was then \n. ( Full Answer )
Without specifying the native American tribe, Southeast Queens Press (website) explains that "the golf course acquired its name from an old Indian name for the area - "Idalwilde" - or peaceful and savage." http://www.queenspress.com/anniversary2001-jfkairport.htm It's unclear whether similar names, …like Idylwilde, CO or Idyllwilde, CA have a common etiology from a Native American language. ( Full Answer )
Idlewild Airport was renamed New York International Airport in March of 1948. It was renamed JFK Airport on December 24, 1963, shortly after JFK was assasinated.
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The Idlewild airport was named for the Idlewild Golf Course whichthe airport was built on top of. The airport is now known as theJohn F. Kennedy International Airport.
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