Shomin Airport, Oskaloosa – Kansas Tuesdays February 4, 2020

As I veered northward in my trek across Kansas, I saw Oskaloosa, Kansas. It’s in Jefferson County. I decided to check it out and see what’s there. On TripHobohttps://www.triphobo.com/places/oskaloosa-kansas-united-states/shomin-airport, I came across Shomin Airport, a name I had not seen before. I decided to go with Shomin Airport as this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. May be a challenge as it’s a very small airport or grass runway, but the name may help. From the Google Maps aerial view, it appears to be a grass runway with limited support. It’s more for smaller prop-driven planes than anything else.

I was hoping to find where the name came from. There are some individuals named Shomin in my searches, including those who live or have lived in Oskaloosa, but couldn’t tie the airport name to a specific person or family.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shomin-Airport/146421315376872 – unofficial website

360 Wichita: No listing located https://www.360wichita.com/

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located https://abandonedplaygrounds.com/

Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Big Kansas Road Trip (mostly Brown, Doniphan, and Nemaha Counties): No listing located – https://bigkansasroadtrip.com/

Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shomin-Airport/146421315376872 (unofficial website)

Flickr: No listing located https://www.flickr.com/

Foursquare: No listing located https://foursquare.com/

Four States Homepage: No listing located https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/

Get Rural Kansas: No listing located http://getruralkansas.org

Gluseum: https://www.gluseum.com/ No listing located

Google Maps: Google Maps, Oskaloosa, Kansas (looks like an empty field to me, but when I typed in Shomin Airport, this is where Google Maps places it)

Historical Marker Database: https://www.hmdb.org/ No listing located

Inspirock: No listing located https://www.inspirock.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ No listing located

Kansas GenWeb: http://www.ksgenweb.org/jefferso// Not seeing anything

Kansas Historical Society: https://www.kshs.org/p/a-tour-of-indian-agencies-in-kansas-and-the-indian-territory-in-1870-1/12616

Mr. Wilmarth

Capt John or Big Kickapoo–Shomin (dead). Pame-je-yah Nis cod nemma-dead

Kansas Hometown Locator: https://kansas.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,3,fid,481327,n,shomin%20airport.cfm

Kansas Living Magazine: No listing located https://kansaslivingmagazine.com/

KansasSampler.org: No listing located https://www.kansassampler.org/

Kansas Transportation: No listing located https://kansastransportation.blogspot.com/

Kansas Travel.org: No listing located http://www.kansastravel.org/

KS History Group D: No listing located https://kshistorygroupd.wordpress.com/

Legends of America: No listing located https://www.legendsofamerica.com/

Legends of Kansas: No listing located https://www.legendsofamerica.com/

NextDoor.com: No listing located https://nextdoor.com/

Only In Your State: No listing located https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/

Pinterest: No listing located https://www.pinterest.com/

Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located https://roadsandkingdoms.com/

Roadside America: No listing located https://www.roadsideamerica.com/

Road Trippers: No listing located https://maps.roadtrippers.com/

Silly America: no listing located, but very few Kansas listings to begin with https://sillyamerica.com/

Southeast Kansas Living: No listing located http://www.sekliving.com/

Spaces Archives: No listing located http://spacesarchives.org/

Travel Kansas: https://www.travelks.com/

Trip Advisor: No listing located https://www.tripadvisor.com/

Trip Hobo: https://www.triphobo.com/places/oskaloosa-kansas-united-states/shomin-airport

Tumblr: No listing located https://www.tumblr.com/

Twitch channel or search: No listing located https://www.twitch.tv/

Twitter: No listing located https://twitter.com/

Vimeo channel or search: https://vimeo.com/ (No videos located)

Waymarking: No listings located https://www.waymarking.com/

Western Vista Historic Byways: No listing located http://www.westernvistashistoricbyway.com/

Wikipedia: mentioned https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskaloosa_Township,_Jefferson_County,_Kansas#Airports_and_landing_strips for the airport, and not mentioned on  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Kansas

Yelp: No listing located https://www.yelp.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ (no videos found)

Past Kansas Tuesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kansas-tuesdays/

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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