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Aero Club of Louisville

 
 
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By Karl Stelly, November 16, 2019
1. Aero Club of Louisville Marker
Inscription.  Much of the early aviation history in Louisville is the result of the Aero Club of Louisville. Founding fathers included pilots returning from WWI & businessmen who saw the potential of aviation beyond military applications. A. H. Bowman, Sidney Park, and Louisville mayor Huston Quinn were among the 18 men who founded the Aero Club.

"Aviators and aerial observers of the World War formed the Aero Club of Louisville yesterday, to use Bowman Field, recently accepted by the War Department as a flying field for reserve officers in the Air Service" (Courier-Journal, Oct. 26, 1922). Bowman Field is one of the longest continuously operating airports in the U.S.
 
Erected 2008 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways, Members of the Aero Club of Lou. (Marker Number 2252.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 13.467′ N, 85° 39.283′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker
Aero Club of Louisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, November 16, 2019
2. Aero Club of Louisville Marker
is on Gast Boulevard just north of Dutchmans Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor (approx. 2.8 miles away); Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 3 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 3.6 miles away); Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceIndustry & CommerceWar, World I
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2019, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2019, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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