Beloit in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wisconsin's First Aviator
Built by Glenn H. Curtiss, the biplane was “sister” to the aircraft in which Curtiss won the Bennett trophy race in Rheims, France, August 29, 1909. Inventor and manufacturer, Warner used the aircraft in research and to publicize his automotive products. He developed the automobile speedometer, automotive and machine tool accessories, and built the first electric power plant in Beloit. For his contributions to the aviation and automotive industries, Warner was posthumously elected to the Wisconsin Industrial Hall of Fame in 1962.
Erected 1964 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 144.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 31.311′ N, 88° 59.427′ W. Marker is in Beloit, Wisconsin, in Rock County. Marker is at the intersection of Milwaukee Road (Wisconsin Route 81) and Lee Lane, on the right when traveling Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beloit WI 53511, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hawk War (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Roy Chapman Andrews (approx. 2.3 miles away); Beloit College (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rasey House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Black Hawk at Turtle Village / The U.S. Military at Turtle Village (approx. 2.7 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.8 miles away); Home of Governor Harvey (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beloit.
Also see . . . Arthur P. Warner. Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (Submitted on May 19, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Industry & Commerce •
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