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Pittsburg in Camp County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Ezekiel Airship

 
 
The Ezekiel Airship Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. The Ezekiel Airship Marker
Inscription.  Baptist minister and inventor Burrell Cannon (1848-1922) led some Pittsburg investors to establish the Ezekiel Airship Company and build a craft described in the biblical book of Ezekiel. The ship had large, fabric-covered wings powered by an engine that turned four sets of paddles. It was built in a nearby machine shop and was briefly airborne at this site late in 1902, a year before the Wright brothers first flew. Enroute to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the airship was destroyed by a storm. In 1913 a second model crashed, and the Rev. Cannon gave up the project.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9794.)
 
Location. 32° 59.551′ N, 94° 58.147′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is at the intersection of Fulton Street and Market Street, on the left when traveling west on Fulton Street. Marker is mostly covered by bushes. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Market Street, Pittsburg TX 75686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cotton Belt Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shootout at the Pittsburg Depot
The Ezekiel Airship Marker amongst the bushes and area of machine shop. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. The Ezekiel Airship Marker amongst the bushes and area of machine shop.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Carnegie Library in Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); W. L. Garrett Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Beulah Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Ezekiel Airship. (Submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceHistoric AviationNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Replica Ezekiel Airship image. Click for full size.
By CC BY-SA 4.0 Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center and Museum.
3. Replica Ezekiel Airship
Replica located at the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center and Museum.
View from marker west on Fulton Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
4. View from marker west on Fulton Street.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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