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Chanute in Neosho County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Octave Chanute

1832 - 1910

 

“The Father of Aviation”

 
Octave Chanute Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Octave Chanute Marker
Inscription.

"If he (Chanute) has not lived, the entire history of progress in flying would have been other than it has been, for he encouraged not only the Wright Brothers to persevere in their experiments, but (his) private correspondence with experimenters in all parts of the world was of great volume.

No one was too humble to receive a share of his time. In patience and goodness of heart, he has rarely been surpassed. Few men were more universally respected and loved."
Wilbur Wright

"the Father of Aviation"
Octave Chanute 1832-1910

[Silhouette of] Octave Chanute Glider
circa 1896

 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 40.897′ N, 95° 27.166′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and the former railroad grade crossing, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the wall of the building along the east boundary of the Chanute-Wright Memorial park. Marker is in this post office area: Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Octave Chanute: Engineer (a few steps from this marker); Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine
Octave Chanute Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Octave Chanute Marker
At far right of photo. Looking east along Main Street
(a few steps from this marker); A Flight Into History (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tioga Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chanute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Octave Chanute - A Champion of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Octave Chanute Gravesite. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Site. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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