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Compton in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First United States Air Meet

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, July 4, 2002
1. First United States Air Meet Marker
Inscription.  About one half mile southeast of this spot, on Dominguez Hill in historic Rancho San Pedro, the first Air Meet in the United States was held during January 10-20, 1910. Subsequently, this area has evolved into one of the world's leading aviation-industrial centers.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the City of Compton and the County of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 718.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & CommerceNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 10, 1907.
 
Location. 33° 51.699′ N, 118° 14.098′ W. Marker is in Compton, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Wilmington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18501 South Wilmington Avenue, Compton CA 90220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Domínguez Ranch House (approx. 1.1 miles away); PFC James Anderson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Heritage House
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By Michael Kindig, July 4, 2002
2. First United States Air Meet Marker
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Robert A. Cinader (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rancho Los Cerritos (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Washington Elm (approx. 4.4 miles away); Paramount Hay Tree (approx. 4½ miles away); Under the Hay Tree, World’s Hay Price Was Set (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Compton.
 
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By Craig Baker, March 20, 2019
3. First Air Meet Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on March 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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