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St. George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Utah Is Rich in Aviation History

 
 
Utah Is Rich in Aviation History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Utah Is Rich in Aviation History Marker
Inscription. The first regularly scheduled overland passenger flight in the USA was made by Western Air Express on May 23, 1926, from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. This 50-foot concrete arrow was one of four here in the St. George area, placed every 10 miles, for navigation of mail and passenger planes. The steel posts held coal oil lamps to illuminate the arrows after dark.
 
Erected 2007 by Cotton Mission Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 130.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 3.889′ N, 113° 35.724′ W. Marker is in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West Sir Monte Drive. Click for map. Marker is on top of hill by a water tank. Park at 37* 03.997N, 113* 35.841W and walk up hill (see photo 6). Marker is in this post office area: Saint George UT 84770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Temple Quarry Trailhead (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Temple & Honeymoon Trails (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dixie Academy
Utah Is Rich in Aviation History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Utah Is Rich in Aviation History Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); The Woodward School (approx. 3 miles away); St. George Stake Tabernacle (approx. 3 miles away); Tabernacle (approx. 3 miles away); Erastus Fairbanks Snow (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. George.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Utah Is Rich in Aviation History Marker and Arrow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. Utah Is Rich in Aviation History Marker and Arrow
Aircraft Navigation Marker and Concrete Arrow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
4. Aircraft Navigation Marker and Concrete Arrow
<i>Rear of:</i> Utah is rich in aviation history Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
5. Rear of: Utah is rich in aviation history Marker
West Sir Monte Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
6. West Sir Monte Drive
Marker is on top of hill behind the water tank. Park here at 37* 03.997N, 113* 35.841W and walk up hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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