Near Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Rousch Brothers - - Aviation Pioneers
Charles - March 4, 1896 - January 21, 1932. Learned to fly in WWI. In 1922 he owned his own plane. During 1922-1924 Charles and Berl built 2 Jennys. They barnstormed, operated their own Flying Circus, performed parachute jumps, and gave exhibition flights. In 1929 Charles became an instructor and a Captain for Universal Airlines also established new routes for this airline. In 1931 he was a pilot for Northwest Airlines.
Berl - October 2, 1900 - December 12, 1939. Learned to fly in 1922. Helped Charles build two planes in 1923-1924. Active with the Flying Circus and barnstorming.
From this field the three brothers pioneered in Aviation. Original hangar still stands at the North end of this field.
“Truly Dedicated Men for the Progress of Aviation.”
Erected by Crawford County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 0.464′ N, 87° 38.471′ W. Marker is near Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is on Illinois Route 33 west of North 1650th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palestine, Illinois (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Foot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gov. Augustus C. French (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Fife Opera House (approx. 1.6 miles away); United States Land Office (approx. 1.6 miles away); Auntie Gogin's Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); Houston - Dickson Store (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dubois Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
Also see . . . Welcome to Palestine, Illinois ::. This is the Official Web Link to the "Pioneer City" - Palestine, Illinois. Good links to check out. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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