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Brookville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewis Earle Sandt

(1888-1913)

 
 
Lewis Earle Sandt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2011
1. Lewis Earle Sandt Marker
Inscription. A pioneer aviator, Sandt was the first American to make an international flight, from Erie to Canada, in 1912. Like many early pilots, he died as a result of crash injuries a year later. His efforts helped spur popular interest in flight. He lived here for most of his brief life.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 9.354′ N, 79° 4.839′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Pennsylvania, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South Pickering Street 0.1 miles south of Sylvania Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 South Pickering Street, Brookville PA 15825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elijah Heath (approx. mile away); Jefferson County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Olean Road (approx. 6.6 miles away); First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty (approx. 12.1 miles away); Great Shamokin Path (approx. 16 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  L Earle Sandt at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceExploration
 
Lewis Earle Sandt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2011
2. Lewis Earle Sandt Marker
Lewis Earle Sandt image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1912
3. Lewis Earle Sandt
Aviator and Brookville native Lewis Earle Sandt (1888-1913) at the controls of his Curtiss biplane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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