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Monument to John Wise

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
1. Monument to John Wise Marker
Inscription.  

Famous pioneer aeronaut
of America, who was born
in Lancaster in 1808 and
lived most of his life
near this spot.
Beginning in 1835 he
completed, from many towns,
462 balloon ascensions
during his lifetime.
John Wise lies in Lake
Michigan where his
balloon fell after an
ascent from St. Louis
September 29, 1879.

 
Erected 1955 by the Lancaster County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 2.453′ N, 76° 18.101′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Lime Street and Marion Street, on the right when traveling north on Lime Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 North Lime Street, Lancaster PA 17602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shippen House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Edward Shippen (about 600 feet away); Captain Stephen Chambers (about 600 feet away); Jasper Yeates
Monument to John Wise image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
2. Monument to John Wise
(about 600 feet away); Robert Coleman (about 600 feet away); General Edward Hand (about 600 feet away); Colonel Matthias Slough (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Wise, Aeronaut. (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Wise (1808-1879). (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. They Shall Mount Up With Wings as Eagles: Aeronaut John Wise Reflects on Man and Flight (Winpenny). (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The strange story of Dr. John Wise's Civil War Balloon (LNP-LancasterOnline). (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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