Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
To honor the pioneering spirit and enthusiam of the citizens of Akron who supported the significant advances to motorless flight from 1929 to 1936. A commemorative flight today re-enacts the first towed glider flight 50 years ago from Akron to Columbus carrying U.S. mail in a Gross 4-place glider.
June 29, 1985
Erected 1985 by The National Soaring Museum.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Communications • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1833.
Location. 41° 2.543′ N, 81° 27.78′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Triplett Boulevard (Ohio Route 241) and Massillon Road, on the right when traveling east on Triplett Boulevard. Marker is in the parking lot median, about 50 feet north of the original Akron Fulton Airport terminal building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Triplett Blvd, Akron OH 44306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this Airdock (here, next to this marker); Akron Fulton Airport Champions Raceway (a few steps from this marker); Karl Arnstein (a few steps from this marker); The Soap Box Derby (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alaskan Totem Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin Augustus "F. A." Seiberling and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (approx. 2 miles away); Middlebury Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M. (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.