September 15, 2010 Edition

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The September issue of Avenues, a monthly magazine for the Ozarks and based in Salem, has a six-page feature on "The Beatles 1964: The year they came to Alton, Mo." The feature includes 13 photos from a private collection.

As many will know, that was also the same trip in which The Beatles landed at the Walnut Ridge Airport. Apparently, our airport was the only one large enough to land their plane. Late on a Friday night, the Beatles flew from Dallas to Walnut Ridge, and from here The Beatles flew in a twin engine Cessna to a ranch in Alton, Mo., where they would relax for the weekend during their second U.S. tour. On Sunday morning, during the church hour, The Beatles would land in Walnut Ridge to fly on to New York. continued...



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