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October 9, 1940, the Civil Aeronautics Board, composed of the Secretaries of War, Navy, and Commerce, and as authorized by Public No. 812, 76th Congress, approved the construction of Alicia Airport at a cost of $238,000.

January 1, 1941, Resolution was approved accepting an Offer of Aid in the amount of $238,000 for the development of the Alicia Airport

March 15, 1942, the City of Marysville, together with the County of Yuba, leased 833 acres to the U.S. Government for use by the U.S. Air Force during World War II, all that certain property described as follows: All of Lots Six (6), Seven (7), Eight (8), Nine (9), Ten (10), Eleven (11), Twelve (12), Fourteen (14), Fifteen (15), and Sixteen (16) of Block Thirty-one (31), and all of Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3), Six (6), Seven (7), Eight (8), Nine (9), Ten (10), Fifteen (15), and Sixteen (16) of Block Six (6), of Farm Land Colony No. 1, as said Lots and Blocks are laid down and delineated upon the official plat of said Farm Land Colony No. 1 of Record in Volume 1 of Maps, page 23, Yuba County Records; and all that portion of Lot Thirteen (13) of said Block Thirty-one (31); all that portion of Lots Four (4), Five (5), Eleven (11), Twelve (12), and Fourteen (14) of said Block Six (6), and all that portion of Lot Three (3) of Block Seven (7), of said Farm Land Colony No. 1 lying East of the right of way of the Sacramento Northern Railway as said last named lots and railway are laid down and delineated upon aid official plat of Farm Land Colony No. 1, said railway being marked N.E.R.R., containing 833.00 acres, more or less.

November 18, 1946, the City of Marysville deeded to the County of Yuba its one-half interest in the Alicia Airport with the stipulation that it be maintained and operated as an airport

August 1, 1947, by agreement between the U.S. Government and the County of Yuba, the leased property, structures, and improvements known as the Marysville Army Airfield (Alicia), containing 833 acres, more or less, was declared surplus to the needs of the government, canceling the lease that would have extended to 1950

September 30, 1949, the state of California issued a permit for the airport to officially operate as a public-use airport

Other milestones:

In 1953, the first two hangar structures were known as Hangars #1-12 and #13-#24. Another 15 hangars were added in 1979; and another 17 in the 1990s.

In 1960, commercial air service was offered by Air West. A portion of the existing old restaurant was used as a terminal building. The apron area at the intersection of Taxiway A and B were constructed in 1968 to serve as an airline ramp. Airline service was discontinued in 1969.

From 1974 to 1981, an FAA control tower was in operation and continued until the air traffic controllers went on strike and many towers throughout the country were closed. The Flight Service Station remained active until it was forced to close on March 17, 1997, as one in California to be replaced by automated facilities.

The Runway 14 Instrument Lighting System (ILS) was installed in 1980 and the approach lighting system added in 1983. A High Intensity Runway Lighting System was installed in 1982, replacing the original World War II lighting system.