Young Woolsey was part of a group of American aviators chosen to participate on a â€œGood Will Flightâ€ to South America in 1926. Unfortunately, Woolseyâ€™s plane crashed, and he and his co-pilot were killed.
To honor his son, Bryon Woolsey donated 80 acres for an airport. To this property, 120 acres were added â€œby the people of Leelanau Township,â€ the Enterprise reported in its edition of July 11, 1935.
The Clinton F. Woolsey Memorial Airport was formally dedicated on July 14, 1935.
Read 1920s saw aviation interest soar in the Enterprise.