Yuma in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Robert G. Fowler
Alighted on this spot
October 25, 1911
Marking first airplane flight
over Arizona soil
en route on first flight
Pacific to Atlantic Ocean.
Dedicated by Rotary Club Yuma Arizona. October 29, 1938.
Erected 1938 by Yuma, Arizona Rotary Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1542.
Location. 32° 43.445′ N, 114° 37.461′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker is on 4th Avenue (Business Interstate 8), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located just east of the sidewalk on the north end of the Yuma Landing Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 South 4th Avenue, Yuma AZ 85364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Robert G. Fowler (here, next to this marker); Yuma Crossing (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yuma County Arizona World War I Memorial George Washington (about 700 feet away); Masonic Temple – Lodge #17 (about 700 feet away); Yuma City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gandolfo Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuma.
More about this marker. The landing occurred on 4th Ave. at the location of the marker. The adjacent Yuma Landing Bar and Grill is named for the landing and is a small local history and artifact viewing site. Decent breakfast too.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,223 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos: 1. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 2. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 3. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.