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MAP of Middletown - Historic Photos of 250 Year Old Middletown - Middletown-Hummelstown M & H Railroad - Union Canal - QUOTE (re HIA).... the first airplanes landed in 1918 at what was then called Olmsted Air Force Base. The base grew to 11,400 civilian employees in 1969, when it was decommissioned.UNQUOTE - In the late 1960's, I often drove from Millersville to Harrisburg via Middletown. I recall the old Olmsted AFB, then in the process of being converted to Harrisburg International Airport and Penn State Capitol Campus; also, the thousands of mobile homes fabricated and sold at Highspire, most of which seem to have disappeared now (2005). In the '70's, Tropical Storm AGNES (1972) and the Three Mile Island (1979) incident marked the area..