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Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Walter Hershel Beech

1891~1950

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, April 14, 2010
1. Walter Hershel Beech Marker
Inscription. Born in Pulaski, in 1891, Walter Herschel Beech was an aviation pioneer. In 1924 he helped to establish the Travel Air Manufacturing Company in Wichita, Kansas. By 1929 the company was the world's largest producer of commercial aircraft. In 1932, Beech and his wife founded Beech Aircraft Company, which produced more than, 7,400 military aircraft during World War II. Beech was inducted into the National (1977), International (1982), Kansas (1987), and Tennessee (2005) Aviation Halls of Fame.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 46.)
 
Location. 35° 11.82′ N, 87° 1.931′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of West College Street (U.S. 64) and South 1st Street (U.S. 31) on West College Street. Touch for map. Located in parking lot of First National Bank of Pulaski. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 S. 1st St, Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Pulaski Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Giles County Trail of Tears Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bell Route (about
Walter Hershel Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 15, 2013
2. Walter Hershel Beech Marker
800 feet away); The Trail of Tears Interpretive Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Benge Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donald Grady Davidson (1893~1966) John Crowe Ransom (1888~1974) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nunahi-Duna-Dlo-Hily-I (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Walter Herschel Beech. Walter Herschel Beech (January 30, 1891 – November 29, 1950) was an American pioneer aviator. (Submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. All Star Network FIU. Walter H. Beech (Submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Persons
 
Walter Hershel Beech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 15, 2013
3. Walter Hershel Beech Marker
looking north from Poplar Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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