Goleta in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Earle Ovington Terminal
Earle Ovington was the first pilot to carry air mail in the U.S.—a 7 mile flight from Garden City to Mineola, Long Island, N.Y. on September 23, 1911—under official assignment by Postmaster General Frank H. Hitchcock.
Earle Ovington developed and operated the first airport in Santa Barbara—known as Ovington Air Terminal—now the community golf course area.
The first commercial flight from Santa Barbara was made on August 1, 1931 from Ovington Air Terminal to Los Angeles.
Dated August 30, 1969
Gerald S. Firestone, Mayor
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 34° 25.527′ N, 119° 50.17′ W. Marker is in Goleta, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from Fowler Avenue 0.3 miles west of S. Fairview Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the north end of the Santa Barbara Airport terminal building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Fowler Ave, Goleta CA 93117, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Cold Springs Tavern (approx. 6.7 miles away); Old Stagecoach Route (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mission Historical Park (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hill-Carrillo Adobe (approx. 7.7 miles away); Jose Lobero's Opera House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Old Lobero Theatre (approx. 7.8 miles away); De La Guerra Plaza (approx. 7.8 miles away); Site of Royal Spanish Presidio (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Earle Ovington and the First Air Mail Flight. From the November 2013 issue of American Philatelist. (Submitted on April 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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