Near Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil — Southern Region
Alberto Santos-Dumont Memorial
Parque Nacional do Iguaçu
—Patrimonio Natural da Humanidade —
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.
“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.
Location. 25° 41.524′ S, 54° 26.103′ W. Marker is near Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná 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 (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.)
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