ST. GEORGE – Three Southern Utah landmarks dating back to the 1920s are grounded in American aviation history. In Episode 39 of the “No Filter Show,” Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair head out to one of them – a large concrete arrow on the bluff overlooking the Bloomington area of St. George. The function of this arrow, and others like it, was to light the way for airmail planes traveling at night during the primitive days of aviation.
Photos of these historical arrows, captured by the lens of St. George News photographer and contributor John Teas, were featured in National Geographic this month, fulfilling Teas’ lifelong dream of seeing his work printed on the pages of that revered magazine.
Joining the “No Filter” guys at the site of the Bloomington arrow, Teas talks about these local landmarks, the role they played in history, and the honor of seeing his images in National Geographic. Get ready for takeoff … and roll tape!
Ed. note: National Geographic publishes different content in various regions. The story “Pointing the Way” may not appear in all editions.
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