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The Administration Building
Location of Dining Room, Lounge
and Contest Headquarters
Located Directly Across Field
from the Parking Area

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60x120 feet, built of steel, well-lighted all around by windows and has nine foot concrete basement under the entire structure. The basement is occupied by a repair shop with ample space, and is equipped with electricity, water, showers and toilet facilities. This makes the hangar floor space completely available for storage at all times. The combined capacity of these two hangars is approximately 30 ships fully assembled, or 75 ships on trailers.
  A large, modern swimming pool with sparkling cool water provides a matchless spot in which to relax after the heat of the day. It is filled from the cool clear subterranean streams for which Chemung County is famous. Alongside the pool is situated a comfortable and attractive bathhouse built of wood in harmony with the other buildings. Electric lights are provided around the pool and in the bathhouse for night bathers. The water is kept fresh by continuous filtration every eight hours during the swimming season. A high wire fence excludes non-bathers from the vicinity of the pool, and safety is assured by the presence of a lifeguard. 
  The Youth Camp, which is a part of Harris Hill adjoining the soaring facilities on the Northeast, is situated on gently sloping ground and nearly surrounded by pine trees. It is the scene of many young people's group meetings throughout the summer and fall after the National Contests have ended. With ample cabin accommodations for a large number of people, a large combination meeting and dining hall with kitchen, drinking fountains bubbling clean cool water from a 116 foot well, modern toilets and showers, tennis courts, baseball diamond, and space for other sports, young people have the necessary facilities provided for summer classes and recreation over a continuous period. All the buildings are sturdily constructed of wood, well lighted by large screen windows and electric lights, and painted white green roofs. Under skillful leadership, many happy hours are spent in these healthful surroundings by young folks of the vicinity. 
  The balance of the Hill is a large public picnic and recreation area, contained drinking fountains, outdoor fireplaces, sheltered picnic tables and others, toilet facilities, and, for winter use, a toboggan run, ski trails and jumps, and a building for winter sports headquarters. This means that Harris Hill is a year-round recreation spot for the vicinity as well as a world-renowned Soaring site.
  To get down to earth, preparatory to launching into the subject of Soaring at the Hill, the spectator has been well provided for. Parking space for over 1000 cars is provided and the parking and other spectator areas are fenced off from the field of operations to prevent any unfortunate accidents to the visitors. When the weather is

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Glider Being Launched from the 
Hill by Airplane Tow
This Method Often Used to Reach
Favorable Soaring Conditions at
Higher Altitudes
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