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Photo of the day: Chanute sports arena

sports arena, 35mm negative

This is the defunct entrance to the sports arena at the Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL. The base was open from 1917 to 1993, named in honor of Octave Chanute, early airplane designer and friend of the Wright Brothers. Some buildings on the former base are empty and starting to fade away, while others are being rehabbed and used for businesses and housing.

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