Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Bell Bomber Park
City of Marietta
The steps remain as a reminder of the daily walk to work at the Bell Aircraft Plant by the employees from adjoining Marietta Place Apartments, a federal housing project for war workers.
The park is a joint effort of the City of Marietta; the Cobb County Commission; the State of Georgia; the Cobb County Board of Education who gave the land; and the Business and Public Affairs Committee of the Marietta Kiwanis Club, State Senator Steve Thompson, Chairman.
Special recognition should go to Joe Mack Wilson, then Marietta mayor; Bill Kinney, a Marietta Daily Journal editor; and the parks departments of Marietta and Cobb County.
Ansley L. Meaders, Mayor
Betty L. Hunter • Pete Waldrep
Daniel O. Cox. Sr. • Paul Sabiston
James C. Dodd, Jr. • Frank Ayers
Philip M. Goldstein
Erected by City of Marietta, Georgia.
Location. 33° 56.225′ N, 84° 32.082′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Fairground Street 0 miles Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Phagan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lady in Black (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rev. Thomas Milton Allen (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Root (approx. one mile away); This Little Cannon (approx. one mile away); Rest well, Miss Mattie (approx. one mile away); S. V. Sanford (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
Also see . . . Bell Bomber Plant. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry on history of the Bell Bomber Plant. Today the Bell Bomber Plant is occupied by the Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Company. The C-130 "Hercules" has been built at the plant for over 50 years. The C-141 "Starlifter" and C-5 "Galaxy" were all built at the plant. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • Military • War, World II •
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