The Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
T.S.C. Lowe's Observation Flight
Erected 2011 by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Location. 38° 53.255′ N, 77° 1.199′ W. Marker is in The Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Click for map. Marker was just dedicated and will be permanently affixed to the North entrance of the National Air and Space Museum facing the National Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milford School Bell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Restoration of the Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earth Day Park National Grange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Witchhazel • Suhwe?t (suh-whet) (approx. ¼ mile away); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (approx. ¼ mile away); Arts and Industries Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away).
1. "Lincoln's Air Force" and the Advent of Aerial Reconnaissance in the US
On Saturday, the National Air and Space Museum sponsored a sesquicentennial commemoration of "Professor" Thaddeus Lowe's balloon demonstration on the National Mall. The festivities included a replica balloon, living historians, cameo appearances by President Lincoln and Professor Lowe, and the dedication of a new plaque. More information and pictures of the dedication can be found at http://civilwarwashingtondc1861-1865.blogspot.com/2011/06/lincolns-air-force-and-advent-of-aerial.html
— Submitted June 12, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia.
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Categories. • Air & Space • Military • War, US Civil •
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