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Historical marker still stands amid Midway Park renovations

Did you know that the original 1941 granite and bronze marker dedicating Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport still stands at Midway Park, at the corner of Kings Highway and 19th Avenue South?  According to the marker, Ben Graham was mayor when the city’s airport, today known as Myrtle Beach International and operated by Horry County, first opened.  Council members at the time were Albert Springs, R. L. Brown, Dr. W. A. Rourk, A. P. Shirley and T. B. Suber.   The dedication ceremony occurred November 22, 1941.  Among those invited to attend was Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient.  He was president of Great Eastern Airlines at the time.