Friday, February 27, 2009

Marion Road Designed as Emergency Landing Strip

Post-Bulletin [Rochester, MN]
27 February 2009

Answer Man: Desk cost $4,652: Can we move on?

[...] Answer Man, as a lifelong resident of Rochester, I have heard many stories and legends of this fine city and surrounding area. One urban legend that comes to mind is that of Marion Road. There is about a mile stretch in front of the Armory that is straight and quite flat. The legend says it was designed and built that way many decades ago as an emergency landing strip for military aircraft if the need was to ever arise. Could this be true? -- Forever Lost in Legend

This one smacks of the truth, but I can't find anyone to verify it. Anyone have more information? [...]