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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1911

Harriet Quimby

 
 
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1911 Marker
Inscription. Journalist Quimby becomes the first American woman to receive a pilot's license, and also the first woman to make a nighttime flight and fly the English Channel.
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.586′ N, 77° 0.178′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1900/1920 (here, next to this marker); 1923 (here, next to this marker); 1919 (here, next to this marker); 1922 (a few steps from this marker); Taxiway Guidance Sign, Crossing Gate and Flashing Light Signal, Channel Marking Buoy (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1911 (a few steps from this marker); 1926 (a few steps from this marker); Single Bit Bollard (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWomen
 
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1911 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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