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Frankfurt in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Balloon Farm

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, July 28, 2019
1. Balloon Farm Marker
Inscription.  Carlotta and Carl Myers invented and manufactured balloons here in the 1880's. Their balloon ascensions were attractions at fairs.
 
Erected by Col. Marinus Willett Chap. D.A.R.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 2.413′ N, 75° 4.731′ W. Marker is in Frankfurt, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on Cemetery Street near Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort NY 13340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Myers (a few steps from this marker); New Petersburgh Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Potash Factory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wohleben House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Challenger Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ilion Great War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Utica Area (approx. 2.8 miles away); Steuben Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Balloon Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 28, 2019
2. Balloon Farm Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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