Actually, Mercer Airport has grown, but at a very slow pace. I remember driving down Bear Tavern Road back in the 1950's to make deliveries to Franklin Machine Company and the Smith Bearing Company. The both had factories on the airport edge along Bear Tavern Road. These relatively scarce photos give an idea of the place in its early years. I was a fan of the Luscombe "Silvaire" which was one of the airplanes manufactured by Luscombe. I must have built 3 "stick" models of that aluminum clad airplane.