Mt. Pulaski in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bi-Plane - Train Race 1910
Erected 1984 by City of Mt. Pulaski and Logan County Tourism Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Railroads & Streetcars • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1858.
Location. 40° 0.245′ N, 89° 17.133′ W. Marker is in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pulaski IL 62548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mt. Pulaski Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Law Practice (approx. 0.3 miles away); Circuit Court Stop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pig Hip Restaurant (approx. 9˝ miles away); Lincoln's Elkhart Connection (approx. 9.9 miles away); Elkhart Cemetery (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Pulaski.
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1. Chicago to Springfield Race. Walter Brookins: “The propeller worked nicely, and I was only compelled to descend to the ground because my supply of gasoline was giving out and needed replenishing. The distance, after deducting stops, was made in five hours and forty minutes. I was unable to hear any sounds from the earth, not even the whistling of the locomotive of the Illinois Central train which was running with me, as I kept at a high altitude owing to the current of air in which I was (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Eyewitness Story. (Courtesy: Genealogy Sleuth) The grand-daughter, Cheryl Rothwell retells the eyewitness story of the events of September 29, 1910 great "Plane Train Race" at Mt. Pulaski as seen (a photo included) by grand-mother, Ethel Ryan Downing. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,938 times since then and 72 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 29, 2019. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 4. submitted on September 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.