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Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School

 
 
Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2016
1. Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School Marker
Inscription.
Piccard Stratosphere Flight
Near this location and not far from the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village was located the Ford Airport. Here aviation history was made on October 23, 1934, when Dr. Jeannette Piccard made an ascent in a hydrogen-filled balloon. Accompanying her was her husband, Dr. Jean Piccard, scientific director and observer, who made a study of the cosmic rays.

Jeannette Piccard was the first woman in the world to pilot a balloon into the stratosphere. Her 175 foot tall balloon attained an altitude of 57,559 feet.

William B. Stout School
This school was named after William B. Stout, a famous inventor who contributed to the fame of Ford Airport. Airplane manufacture, airline operations, air races, Gordon Bennett balloon races, and mooring of dirigibles took place at the field, a portion of which is now Stout School premises.

Heritage Day, May 20, 1965
 
Erected 1965.
 
Location. 42° 17.635′ N, 83° 12.992′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakwood Boulevard and Culver Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Oakwood Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18500 Oakwood, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2016
2. Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School Marker
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ford Airport / Ford Tri-Motor (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dearborn Inn / Colonial Homes and Adjacent Buildings (approx. 0.6 miles away); Daggett Farmhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Noah Webster Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thomas Edisonís Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. one mile away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jeannette Piccard. Article about Jeannette Piccard in Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Jean Piccard. Article about Jean Piccard in Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

3. William Bushnell Stout. Article about William B. Stout in Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 10, 2016
3. Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on October 11, 2016.
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