Henry Woodhouse purchased 1,500 acres of dairyland in Hybla Valley during the 1920's.
It was his objective to build the largest transatlantic commercial airport in the National Capital Area. There were three runways with the largest being 7.200 feet long as well as moorings for Zeppelins.
Howver, the airport never received the necessary approvals - there is no record of any takeoffs or landings during its' operation.
The land was leased to dairy farmers until 1950 when the Virginia National Guard established an anti-aircraft battery in defense of Washington, D.C. on the site which operated until 1959.
In 1975 the land was sold to Fairfax County for $1.00. It is now HUNTLEY MEADOWS PARK, a major wetlands preserve with over 200 species of birds. The picture at the upper right is a current day view of the park.
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