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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Engineering the Dome

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
1. Engineering the Dome Marker
Inscription.  Roman engineers built the first monumental domes around the 1st century BCE. Made of stone, they became heavier as they grew larger, and for centuries, dome size was limited by the weight of stone, concrete, and other materials. In the early 20th century, engineers found a way to overcome these limitations with the development of geodesic domes.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 36° 26.214′ N, 89° 4.238′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Marker located inside Discovery Park of America in Exploration Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City TN 38261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geodesic Dome (here, next to this marker); Titan 1 Launch Complex (here, next to this marker); Stem Landing (a few steps from this marker); UH-1B Iroquois (a few steps from this marker); Crawler - Transporter (a few steps from this marker); F11F-1 Tiger
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By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
2. Engineering the Dome Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); YP-84A Thunderjet (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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