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Acme in Medina County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birth of Skypark

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
1. Birth of Skypark Monument
This side of the monument faces the airport.
Inscription.  June 1965. Daniel Weltzien, the founder, developer, purchased the property known as “William’s Black Angus Farm.” Using all his entrepreneurial skills, he bartered his dream of a family airport. The main building of this airport was a “bank barn” with “Snoopy” painted on the side.

August 1974. After a mysterious fire the new building was built and dedicated to Captain Allan Trent, a missing pilot of the Vietnam War.
 
Location. 41° 1.555′ N, 81° 47.933′ W. Marker is in Acme, Ohio, in Medina County. Marker is on Greenwich Rd (County Route 97) west of Skypark Drive, on the right when traveling west. It is at the Weltzien Skypark airport entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3071 Greenwich Rd, Wadsworth OH 44281, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Skypark” (here, next to this marker); Veterans, Members, and Friends of Sky Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Elijah Wadsworth (approx. 3.6 miles away); Johnson House Museum / Carriage Factory
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By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
2. Birth of Skypark Monument
This side faces the memorial park and road. In addition to the Department of the Air Force seal on the upper right, there are seals for the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, United States Marine Force, United States Coast Guard, and United States Merchant Marine on the base.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); "The Giants of Seville" (approx. 3.7 miles away); Elm Farm Dairy (approx. 8˝ miles away); Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church (approx. 8˝ miles away); Johnson’s Corners (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acme.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Birth of Skypark Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
3. Birth of Skypark Monument
The bench in front of the monument reads, “Capt. Alan R. Trent. Graduated Wadsworth High School Class of 1958. 1960 entered Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 3560th Pilot Training Wing, Webb AFB Texas, Academic Instructor 1965–1967.”
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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