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Near Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil — Southern Region
 

Alberto Santos-Dumont Memorial

Parque Nacional do Iguaçu

 

Patrimonio Natural da Humanidade

 
Santos-Dumont Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
1. Santos-Dumont Memorial
“Heights do not intimidate me.”
Inscription. As alturas não me intimidam. —Santos-Dumont, Foz do Iguaçu, 24 Abril 1916.

Posso dizer-ihe, Frederico Engel, que estas maravilhas em torno das cataratas não podem continuar a pertencer a um particular (Santos–Dumont) Foz, 25 de Abril de 1916.

Com esta estátua o sonho de Elfrida E. N. Rios, pioneira da cidade, tornou-se realidade. —Foz, 25 de Abril de 1979.

(English translation)
“Heights do not intimidate me.” —Santos-Dumont, Foz do Iguaçu
April 24, 1916.


“I can tell you, Frederico Engel, that these wonders around the cataracts cannot continue to belong to one individual,” —Santos-Dumont, Foz, April 25, 1916.

With this statue, the dream of Elfrida E. N. Rios, pioneer of the city, became a reality. —Foz, April 25, 1979.
 
Erected 1979.
 
Location. 25° 41.524′ S, 54° 26.103′ W. Marker is near Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná
Santos Dumont Memorial - Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
2. Santos Dumont Memorial - Marker Panel 1
. Marker is on Avenida das Cataratas (National Route BR-469). Touch for map. The memorial is southeast of Foz do Iguaçu, inside the Brazilian National Park at the end of BR-469, off the bus parking area and across the cataracts from the Argentine National Park. An admission fee is required to enter park. Marker is in this post office area: Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná 85853, Brazil.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in Argentina); Bernabe Mendez Bridge (approx. 1.3 kilometers away in Argentina).
 
More about this marker. The “nearby” markers in the Argentine park are NOT “within walking distance” of those in the Brazilian park—they are separated by the world’s biggest waterfall.
 
Regarding Alberto Santos-Dumont Memorial. The name of the nearby city, Foz do Iguaçu, means “Mouth of the Iguazú” in English.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alberto Santos-Dumont. Wikipedia entry. “Alberto Santos Dumont (1873–1932) was an
Santos Dumont Memorial - Marker Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
3. Santos Dumont Memorial - Marker Panel 2
early pioneer of aviation ... Santos Dumont designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible balloons. In doing so he became the first person to demonstrate that routine, controlled flight was possible. This ‘conquest of the air,’ in particular winning the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize on October 19, 1901 on a flight that rounded the Eiffel Tower, made him one of the most famous people in the world during the early 20th century.” (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Foz do Iguaçu. ... In 1916, Alberto Santos-Dumont visited the region and, impressed with the beauties of the region, suggested more attention of the government to the area and asked for the appropriation of the land where currently is the Parque do Iguaçu (Iguazu Park). Until 1917, this region had an owner, Jezus Val. The state appropriated the land in the next year, and, in 1939, the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu was created. ... (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. UNESCO
Santos Dumont Memorial - Marker Panel 3 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
4. Santos Dumont Memorial - Marker Panel 3
World Heritage Site; World's largest waterfall; Iguassu; Cataratas; Coati/Quati.

 
Categories. Air & SpaceEnvironmentLandmarksNatural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Santos-Dumont Memorial, view toward Falls image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
5. Santos-Dumont Memorial, view toward Falls
Alberto Santos-Dumont - Brazilian aereonaut/aviator (1873-1932) image. Click for full size.
Wikimedia Commons Collection
6. Alberto Santos-Dumont - Brazilian aereonaut/aviator (1873-1932)
The first person to achieve controlled flight (1901), and the leader of the campaign to preserve the cataracts as wilderness and create the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu.
Iguaçu Falls, view from trail below Santos-Dumont Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 15, 2009
7. Iguaçu Falls, view from trail below Santos-Dumont Memorial
Observation tower near Santos-Dumont Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
8. Observation tower near Santos-Dumont Memorial
View of upper Falls below observation tower image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
9. View of upper Falls below observation tower
Argentine <i>Cataratas</i> viewed from Brazil - across the Rio Iguaçu image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
10. Argentine Cataratas viewed from Brazil - across the Rio Iguaçu
Walk-way to the lower Falls image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
11. Walk-way to the lower Falls
Lower Brazilian Falls, view toward Argentina image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
12. Lower Brazilian Falls, view toward Argentina
Tourists playing with a family of wild quati at exibit center near Santos-Dumont Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 14, 2009
13. Tourists playing with a family of wild quati at exibit center near Santos-Dumont Memorial
 
 
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