Mt. Pulaski in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bi-Plane - Train Race 1910
Erected 1984 by City of Mt. Pulaski and Logan County Tourism Committee.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 0.245′ N, 89° 17.133′ W. Marker is in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Illinois Street and East Scroggin Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Illinois Street. Touch for map. From downtown Mt. Pulaski - Go South on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mt. Pulaski Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Law Practice (approx. 0.3 miles away); Circuit Court Stop (approx. 0.3 miles away); This Lot was Owned by Abraham Lincoln (approx. 10.6 miles away); Logan County Circuit Court (approx. 10.6 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 10.6 miles away); Samuel C. Parks (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Pulaski.
Also see . . .
1. "Plane Beats Train". (Courtesy: Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society) gives story, photos, and copy of newspaper article that tells the story in exciting detail. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Eyewitness Story. (Courtesy: Genealogy Sleuth) The grand-daughter, Cheryl Rothwell retells the eyewitness story of the events of September 29, 1910 great "Plane Train Race" at Mt. Pulaski as seen (a (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,653 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.