Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1
Photograph captions include:
The first WACO Model 9 fuselage produced in the Advance Aircraft Company (WACO) Plant No. 1 at 631 South Union Street.
The WACO Cootie, the first airplane that the Weaver Aircraft Company (WACO) produced that was capable of flight. The “Cootie” was first built as an early parasol monoplane powered by a Lawrance A-3 engine. It was later rebuilt after the crash which seriously injured “Buck” Weaver in a biplane configuration. This photo shows the “Cootie” sitting on top of a Ford Model T pick-up parked next to Plant No. 1 early in 1923.
The official company photo of the Advance Aircraft Company (WACO) employees taken in June 1926 captures the 75 men and boys who produced the WACO Model 9 at a rate of one per day during the peak production season.
Erected by The Troy Foundation, WACO Historical Society and City of Troy. (Marker
Location. 40° 1.974′ N, 84° 12.099′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker can be reached from East West Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Herrlinger Park, off E. West Street, between Crawford and Union Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 (a few steps from this marker); Engine Storage Location (approx. half a mile away); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Overfield Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Courthouses and Jail (approx. half a mile away); Sheriff’s House and Jail (approx. half a mile away); LFWB&G Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Miami County War Savings Quota Plaque (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
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