Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2002 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History, sponsored by Moundsville historians Thomas James, Mamie Legg and Joseph Roberts.
Location. 39° 55.458′ N, 80° 45.002′ W. Marker is in Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on Lafayette Avenue (West Virginia Route 2) half a mile south of North Jefferson Avenue (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Recipients of the Purple Heart (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Brick School House (approx. half a mile away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (approx. half a mile away); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin C. Criswell (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Cannons Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (approx. half a mile away); Grave Creek Mound (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundsville.
Also see . . .
1. Lindbergh Lands In Moundsville. 2002 article by Thomas O. James. “West Virginia was slated for a [goodwill tour] visit [after Lindbergh’s return from France] and the most populous city, Wheeling, was selected as the site for his appearance. ‘Civic leaders of the prosperous river city raised several thousand dollars’ to purchase all the supplies needed to prepare the West Virginia State Fair Grounds on Wheeling Island for Lindbergh’s address. However, Wheeling had no airport at the time, and since the only federally recognized airfield in West Virginia was located at Moundsville, it was decided that Langin Field, (named for James Joseph Langin, an Air Service hero), would receive the Spirit of St. Louis and welcome ‘Lindy’ to the Mountain State. This airfield was located between W.Va. State Route 2 and the Ohio river, adjacent to the former Alexander Mine. Langin Field was part of a proposed ‘Model Airway,’ an early coast-to-coast flight path. Situated between (Submitted on July 1, 2009.)
2. Charles Lindbergh at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Video - - "...Flight Across the Atlantic" (Courtesy: Abben Hung / YouTube) A class project ::. (Submitted on March 15, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. Perkins Restaurant Takes Flight in Moundsville. (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 854 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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