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Colfax in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Robert G. Fowler - Colfax

Sept. 13 - 23

 

—1911 —

 
Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
1. Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker
[Graphic caption:]
This plane is a Wright Model B.
Inscription. Near this site, the shattered remains of Robert G. Fowler’s Wright Model B biplane was rebuilt following a crash near Alta on the second day of his west to east flight. The ten-day rebuilding effort, which took place alongside the railroad track in the center of Colfax, was sponsored by the members of the Colfax Rod & Gun Club and other community leaders.
 
Erected 1997 by City of Colfax and Borden Publ. Co. Los Angeles, CA.
 
Location. 39° 6.017′ N, 120° 57.183′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Grass Valley Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located on Grass Valley Street between Main Street and the railroad tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Colfax CA 95713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick Building in Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Schuyler Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Leopold & Josephine Lobner
Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
2. Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Murphy’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); IOOF Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Colfax.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker commemorating his landing in Arizona.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert G. Fowler - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Robert G. Fowler. Vintage photos with links to his biography and additional information on his aviator career. (Submitted on August 5, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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