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Hammondsport in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glenn Hammond Curtiss

 
 
Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2008
1. Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Hammondsport N.Y.
May 21, 1878
His many accomplishments include: the first water-cooled aeronautical engine; the first seaplane; invention of the first aileron, and the first flying school. After obtaining the first aviator’s license, he made the first flight over ocean water, and on May 29, 1910, he made America’s first long-distance air trip by flying from Albany to New York City.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is May 21, 1878.
 
Location. 42° 23.433′ N, 77° 15.4′ W. Marker is in Hammondsport, New York, in Steuben County. Marker can be reached from Cemetary Road (New York State Route 54). The marker is in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammondsport NY 14840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasant Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasant Valley War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1878-1930 Larger Than Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glenn Curtiss (approx. half a mile away); 1908 An Astonishing Sight
Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2020
2. Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Glenn H. Curtiss (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cradle of Aviation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Into the World of Aviation (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammondsport.
 
Also see . . .  Glenn Hammond Curtiss - National Aviation Hall of Fame. (Submitted on July 21, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
The Curtiss family plot, Pleasant Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 2008
3. The Curtiss family plot, Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Glenn Hammond Curtiss image. Click for full size.
By from National Air and Space Museum, unknown
4. Glenn Hammond Curtiss
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on August 3, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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