Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
First Lady of the Skies
(Following describes the photo on the marker):
Earhart (in coveralls) was greeted by more than 1000 Proud Andersonians including Bonner Kid, J.H. Mitchell, Mayor G.T. McGregor, Mrs F.D. Suggs, Mrs. J.H. Mitchell, Dr. F.D. Suggs, Pete Thornton, Lee Sullivan, Tom Speer, and Bill Garrison.
"Celebrating 100 Years of Lighting The Way"
Erected 1999 by Anderson County Council and the Anderson County Museum Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1850.
Location. 34° 32.356′ N, 82° 40.981′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from Anderson Independence Mail Boulevard west of Freedom Way. Located on grounds of Anderson County, South Carolina Civic Center. Go straight past playground to top of hill, where you see the American Flag. This hill overlooks the ball field on Civic Ctr. Grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Anderson County Civic Center, Anderson SC 29625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson County Fire Fighters Memorial (about 800 feet away); William Arthur Floyd (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hole (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anderson County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Weather Reporting Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Temple B'Nai Isreal Anderson, S.C. (approx. 2˝ miles away); World War I and II Veterans (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
More about this marker. Located inside gated Black Fence, along with American Flag.
Also see . . .
1. Amelia Earhart drops in. (Submitted on July 21, 2009.)
2. Amelia Earhart. Amelia Mary Earhart (born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937; declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Autogyro. An autogyro, also known as gyroplane, gyrocopter, or rotaplane, is a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift, and an engine-powered propeller, similar to that of a fixed-wing aircraft, to provide thrust. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Aloha Moma of Anderson County, Anderson,, South Crolina. This page has been viewed 3,882 times since then and 298 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2009, by Aloha Moma of Anderson County, Anderson,, South Crolina. Photos: 1. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Aloha Moma of Anderson County, Anderson,, South Crolina. 2. submitted on May 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on July 30, 2009, by Aloha Moma of Anderson County, Anderson,, South Crolina. 4. submitted on May 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6, 7. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.