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Montgomery Memorial

 
 
Montgomery Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 11, 2007
1. Montgomery Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
John J. Montgomery made mans
first controlled winged flight
from this hilltop in August 1883.

He opened for all mankind the "great highway of the sky"

 
Erected 1950 by San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 711.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducationNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 32° 34.723′ N, 117° 4.126′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Beyer Boulevard north of Coronado Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Montgomery-Walker Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92154, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boundary Marker Number 258 (approx. 4.4 miles away); National City Depot (approx. 6.2 miles away); National City Historic Railcar Plaza
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(approx. 6.2 miles away); United We Land (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Naked Warrior (approx. 8.9 miles away); "Imagine Tent City" (approx. 9.2 miles away); Carlin House - 1939 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Dragon Tree (approx. 9˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Montgomery Memorial. At Otay Mesa, in 1883, John Joseph Montgomery made the first flight in a heavier-than-air craft 20 years before the Wrights. Montgomery made many more glider flights before accepting a professorship at Santa Clara College, where he continued his interest in aviation. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
Montgomery Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 11, 2007
2. Montgomery Memorial Marker
Montgomery Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 11, 2007
3. Montgomery Memorial Marker
Robert C. Wilson Chmn. Don Driese Russ Stockwell W.D. Barton R. Booth W. Brotherton S. Byrne H.S. Fisher J.M.F. Fitzhugh R.E. Hale G.E. Hawley R.W. Hodge J. Laycock H. Logan
Montgomery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 11, 2007
4. Montgomery Memorial
Montgomery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 11, 2007
5. Montgomery Memorial
Montgomery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 11, 2007
6. Montgomery Memorial
Montgomery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, August 11, 2007
7. Montgomery Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 1,229 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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