Gander was to become the largest airport in the
world, with the longest - and widest - runways ever made.
The quantity of crushed stone required was enormous. One of the keys to the selection of Hatties Camp
as the site for a new airport was the availability of crushed stone for
It came almost completely from Halls Quarry, located roughly 10 miles
east of Gander, near the town
of Benton. There was another crushing site called McNamara's just off the
end of southern-most runway,
with loading also in the area between the railway and the Administration building.
Hall's Quarry 1937
Rock crushing and loading
on the airport work site