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Hammondsport in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cradle of Aviation

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 27, 2013
1. Cradle of Aviation Marker
Inscription.  
Here Glenn H. Curtiss
Piloted "The June Bug"
July 4, 1908
First Kilometer Flight

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Department of Education.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1903.
 
Location. 42° 23.927′ N, 77° 13.934′ W. Marker is in Hammondsport, New York, in Steuben County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 54. The marker is not roadside, but in front of the Glenn H. Curtis Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammondsport NY 14840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glenn H. Curtiss (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vertical Flight Heritage Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1906 - 1916 Floating and Flying (approx. 0.6 miles away); Into the World of Aviation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mallory Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Town of Urbana Civil War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 27, 2013
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away); Pulteney Square (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1900 - 1904 Two Wheels on the Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammondsport.
 
Also see . . .  The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, New York. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Glen Curtis Glen Curtiss Glenn Curtis Glenn H Curtiss Museum Aviation Hammondsport Motorcycle Speed record Aero Club
 
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum & Cradle of Aviation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 27, 2013
3. The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum & Cradle of Aviation Marker
Glenn Curtiss at the Controls of The <i>"June Bug"</i> July 4, 1908 image. Click for full size.
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4. Glenn Curtiss at the Controls of The "June Bug" July 4, 1908
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on November 6, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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