Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Walter Hershel Beech

1891~1950

 
 
Walter Hershel Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, April 14, 2010
1. Walter Hershel Beech Marker
Inscription.  Born in Pulaski, in 1891, Walter Herschel Beech was an aviation pioneer. In 1924 he helped to establish the Travel Air Manufacturing Company in Wichita, Kansas. By 1929 the company was the world's largest producer of commercial aircraft. In 1932, Beech and his wife founded Beech Aircraft Company, which produced more than, 7,400 military aircraft during World War II. Beech was inducted into the National (1977), International (1982), Kansas (1987), and Tennessee (2005) Aviation Halls of Fame.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 46.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & CommerceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 35° 11.82′ N, 87° 1.931′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of West College Street (U.S. 64) and South 1st Street (U.S. 31) on West College Street. Located in parking
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
lot of First National Bank of Pulaski. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 S 1st St, Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Pulaski Historic District (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Pulaski (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giles County Trail of Tears Memorial (about 800 feet away); The Bell Route (about 800 feet away); The Trail of Tears Interpretive Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Benge Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donald Grady Davidson (1893~1966) John Crowe Ransom (1888~1974) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Walter Herschel Beech. Walter Herschel Beech (January 30, 1891 – November 29, 1950) was an American pioneer aviator. (Submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Walter Hershel Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 15, 2013
2. Walter Hershel Beech Marker
Walter Hershel Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, October 15, 2013
3. Walter Hershel Beech Marker
looking north from Poplar Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=29803

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 19, 2024