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Hammondsport in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glenn Curtiss

 
 
Glenn Curtiss Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 24, 2020
1. Glenn Curtiss Marker Reverse
Inscription.  In this field was made the first preannounced flight by airplane on July 4, 1908.
 
Erected 1965 by Glenn Curtiss Yorkers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 42° 23.845′ N, 77° 15.268′ W. Marker is in Hammondsport, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is on Clarence w. Taylor Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Located on the grounds of the Mercury Aircraft Company, along Pleasant Valley Road (County Road 88.) Drive underneath the Mercury arch to gain access to Clarence w. Taylor Park Road. The marker is located in some shrubbery at the end of the employee parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammondsport NY 14840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1908 An Astonishing Sight (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1878-1930 Larger Than Life (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glenn Hammond Curtiss (approx. half a mile away); Pleasant Valley War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Pleasant Valley (approx. half
Glenn Curtiss Marker Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 24, 2020
2. Glenn Curtiss Marker Obverse
a mile away); Cradle of Aviation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glenn H. Curtiss (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vertical Flight Heritage Site (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammondsport.
 
Regarding Glenn Curtiss. The marker indicates the field where Glenn Curtiss flew the "June Bug" airplane on July 4, 1908. A replica of the June Bug can be seen at the Glenn Curtiss Museum, nearby on State Highway 54.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glenn Curtiss (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Glenn Curtiss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 24, 2020
3. Glenn Curtiss Marker
Access to Clarence W. Taylor Park Road image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, September 24, 2020
4. Access to Clarence W. Taylor Park Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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