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Tecumseh in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Al Meyers Airport

 
 
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By Craig Doda, December 8, 2019
1. Al Meyers Airport Marker
Inscription.  
Side 1
Al Meyers, a native of Allenhurst, New Jersey, settled in this area in 1939, after accepting a government contract to manufacture planes for pilot training. Prior to that he had visited the area as a barnstormer, selling airplane rides and performing aerobatics to raise money to build a prototype plane for the private flyer. In 1941 he formed the Meyers Aircraft Company. After the war, the company produced the Meyers 145 and four series of the Meyers 200, one of the most advanced private planes of its time. The company manufactured aluminum boats to help finance the production of these planes. In 1966 the Meyers 200 was sold to North American Rockwell, and production moved to Albany, Georgia. The boat division was sold in 1977. Proceeds from the sale were used to start the Allen H. Meyers Foundation.

Side 2
The Al Meyers Airport is a privately owned airport designated for public use. It was established in 1939-40 by a twenty-seven-year-old airman, designer and manufacturer, Al Meyer (1908-1976). When World War II broke out, Meyers received a contract to build planes for pilot training under the Civilian

Al Meyers Airport Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Doda, December 8, 2019
2. Al Meyers Airport Marker (side 2)
Pilot Training Program. He selected Tecumseh for his production site. His government contract ended just prior to the close of the war; however, he continued to manufacture planes for privet use until 1966. This field, originally the Tecumseh Municipal Airport, was renames Al Meyers Airport in 1975. The airport is still privately owned and is used for transporting manufactured goods and for the restoration of all types of airplanes, especially the Meyers plane.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau Of History Michigan Department Of State. (Marker Number 1415.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 1.308′ N, 83° 56.433′ W. Marker is in Tecumseh, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Evans Street and Macon Highway, on the right when traveling north on North Evans Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tecumseh MI 49286, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Location of First House in Lenawee County (approx. half a mile away); War Memorials (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tecumseh World War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles
Al Meyers Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Doda, December 8, 2019
3. Al Meyers Airport Marker
away); War On Global Terrorism Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Area In Lenawee County With A Civil War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecumseh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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