Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Piccard Stratosphere Flight / William B. Stout School
Piccard Stratosphere Flight
Near this location and not far from the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village was located the Ford Airport. Here aviation history was made on October 23, 1934, when Dr. Jeannette Piccard made an ascent in a hydrogen-filled balloon. Accompanying her was her husband, Dr. Jean Piccard, scientific director and observer, who made a study of the cosmic rays.
Jeannette Piccard was the first woman in the world to pilot a balloon into the stratosphere. Her 175 foot tall balloon attained an altitude of 57,559 feet.
William B. Stout School
This school was named after William B. Stout, a famous inventor who contributed to the fame of Ford Airport. Airplane manufacture, airline operations, air races, Gordon Bennett balloon races, and mooring of dirigibles took place at the field, a portion of which is now Stout School premises.
Heritage Day, May 20, 1965
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1965.
Location. 42° 17.635′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18500 Oakwood, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ford Airport / Ford Tri-Motor (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dearborn Inn / Colonial Homes and Adjacent Buildings (approx. 0.6 miles away); Daggett Farmhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Noah Webster Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. one mile away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Also see . . .
1. Jeannette Piccard. Article about Jeannette Piccard in Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Jean Piccard. Article about Jean Piccard in Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
3. William Bushnell Stout. Article about William B. Stout in Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.