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World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline

 
 
World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline Marker
Inscription.  
Commemorating
The world's first scheduled
commercial airline
near this site.
St. Petersburg to Tampa
Jan 1, 1914
Pilot of Benoist Airboat
Tony Jannus
P.E. Fansler, Owner
Erected Feb 1956 by the
Tampa Federation of
Garden Club Circles
Through air
breathes the future.

 
Erected 1956 by Tampa Federation of Garden Club Circles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1914.
 
Location. 27° 56.494′ N, 82° 27.559′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and West Platt Street on Bayshore Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa FL 33606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bayshore Boulevard (a few steps from this marker); Jose Gasparilla (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mirabella Fish Company (about 500 feet away); Florida's First Catholic Martyrs
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(about 600 feet away); Hutchinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Brooke (approx. ¼ mile away); Tampa Bay and MacDill (approx. ¼ mile away); Today at MacDill AFB (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., August 3, 2010
2. World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline Monument
World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., August 3, 2010
3. World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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