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Gomer in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Snow Cruiser Crash Site

 
 
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By Michael Baker, November 4, 2014
1. Snow Cruiser Crash Site Marker
Inscription.  On October 28, 1939, while being driven to Boston, Admiral Richard Byrd's polar exploration vehicle ran off the Lincoln Highway and crashed into Pike Run, drawing large crowds and putting Gomer in the national spotlight.
 
Erected 2014 by Ohio Lincoln Highway League and the Gomer Welsh Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1830.
 
Location. 40° 50.512′ N, 84° 10.512′ W. Marker is in Gomer, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway, half a mile east of Gomer Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gomer OH 45809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1833 Gomer, Ohio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Founders and Patriots of Allen County, Ohio (approx. 4.6 miles away); East Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Allen County’s First Settlement (approx. 5.3 miles away); B-26B Bomber Crash (approx. 5.4 miles
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away); The Henry Boose Site (approx. 5˝ miles away); Truro Cemetery (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gomer.
 
More about this marker. Local surveyor and Lincoln Highway historian Michael Buettner thinks the site the snow cruiser came to rest is actually under the current bridge, as the road has been realigned slightly north of the original.
 
Additional keywords. Snow Cruiser Admiral Byrd
 
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By Michael Baker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2014, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 203 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2014, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 2, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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