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Colfax in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Robert G. Fowler - Colfax

Sept. 13 - 23

— 1911 —

 
 
Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
1. Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker
[Graphic caption:]
This plane is a Wright Model B.
Inscription.  Near this site, the shattered remains of Robert G. Fowler’s Wright Model B biplane was rebuilt following a crash near Alta on the second day of his west to east flight. The ten-day rebuilding effort, which took place alongside the railroad track in the center of Colfax, was sponsored by the members of the Colfax Rod & Gun Club and other community leaders.
 
Erected 1997 by City of Colfax and Borden Publ. Co. Los Angeles, CA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 39° 6.017′ N, 120° 57.183′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Grass Valley Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located on Grass Valley Street between Main Street and the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colfax CA 95713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick Building in Colfax (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Schuyler Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Leopold & Josephine Lobner (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphy’s Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); IOOF Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colfax.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker commemorating his landing in Arizona.
 
Also see . . .  Robert G. Fowler - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
2. Robert G. Fowler - Colfax Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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