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Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carpinteria Aviation History

 
 
Carpinteria Aviation History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Carpinteria Aviation History Marker
Inscription.  
The Bauhaus Brothers: Frank, Jack, Louis, and Will, pioneered aviation in the Valley in 1919. Perfecting a new fuselage design fashioned after barrel staves, their B-3 "Flying Keg” biplane was lighter and faster than its popular contemporary, the "Flying Jenny".

On this site of land owned by the Catlin, Franklin, and Higgins families, an airport established by Jack Chadbourne and Bob Donze became the largest on the South Coast, operating from 1928-1935. Among notables who landed here were Wiley Post, Howard Hughes, Will Rogers, and Charles A. Lindbergh.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 34° 23.483′ N, 119° 30.485′ W. Marker is in Carpinteria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of Carpinteria Avenue and Dump Road, on the right when traveling east on Carpinteria Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5665 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria CA 93013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Carpinteria (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portolá Sycamore (approx. half a mile away); Wardholme Torrey Pine
Carpinteria Aviation History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Carpinteria Aviation History Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Carpinteria’s Lima Bean History (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (approx. 0.7 miles away); “World’s Safest Beach” (approx. 0.8 miles away); La Viña Grande (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carpinteria.
 
Original Airport Hangar image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
3. Original Airport Hangar
The marker is in front of the palm tree at far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Jun. 12, 2021