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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1911

Harriet Quimby

 
 
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 7, 2021
1. 1911 Marker
Inscription.  Journalist Quimby becomes the first American woman to receive a pilot's license, and also the first woman to make a nighttime flight and fly the English Channel.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWomen. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 38° 52.577′ N, 77° 0.178′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of M Street Southeast and 2nd Place Southeast, on the right when traveling east on M Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1900 / 1920 (here, next to this marker); 1923 (here, next to this marker); 1919 (a few steps from this marker); 1922 (a few steps from this marker); 1913 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1911
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1911 Marker
This is a previous iteration of the marker. While the information is identical, the caption has slightly different wording.
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(a few steps from this marker); Taxiway Guidance Sign / Crossing Gate and Flashing Light Signal / Channel Marking Buoy (a few steps from this marker); 1926 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
3. 1911 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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