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Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise Marker
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At 1913's June Festival, pioneer aviator Earl Saundt (Earle Sandt) gave an exhibition flight. After his aeroplane clipped tall pine trees along Wolf Creek, he crashed into a freshly manured garden behind a home at 146 East Pine Street. He died days later from an infected leg wound.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Rodger B. Lindh.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersEntertainment.
 
Location. 41° 9.621′ N, 80° 5.187′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DeFrance Drug Store History (here, next to this marker); Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, in World War I (here, next to this marker); Incorporation of Grove City Borough (a few steps from this marker); Margaret Simpson Guinnip
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Joden Jewelers (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery Broom Factory (a few steps from this marker); Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray (a few steps from this marker); Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Earle Sandt: First American International Pilot. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lewis Earle Sandt was a young man with many “firsts” (.pdf). (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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