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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Meacham Field

 
 
Meacham Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 18, 2018
1. Meacham Field Marker
Inscription.  The first regularly-scheduled international flight by a United States airline was made from here to Havana Oct. 28, 1927. This inaugurated Pan American World Airways, which later spread through the Caribbean, around South America, and across the Atlantic and the Pacific. The first Clipper was a wooden-winged Fokker F-7 capable of carrying 10 passengers 85 M.P.H. On the maiden flight it carried a crew of two and a few bags of mail to the Cuban capital in an hour and ten minutes. Passengers were carried beginning Jan. 16, 1928.
 
Erected 1954 by Historical Association of Southern Florida.
 
Location. 24° 33.131′ N, 81° 45.266′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from South Roosevelt Boulevard (State Road A1A) just east of Faraldo Circle. Marker is located in the East Martello Tower Museum along the internal eastern wall of the fort near the door to the courtyard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West FL 33040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Meacham Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 18, 2018
2. Meacham Field Marker
. African Cemetery at Higgs Beach (approx. 2 miles away); West Martello (approx. 2 miles away); Key West Armory (approx. 2 miles away); Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea (approx. 2.6 miles away); Convent Of Mary Immaculate (approx. 2.6 miles away); Key West Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); War of 1898 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Eduardo H. Gato House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
More about this marker. At some point in the future it might be placed back outside.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Meacham Field Marker Dedication in 1954 image. Click for full size.
By Florida Memory, circa 1954
3. Meacham Field Marker Dedication in 1954
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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