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Compton in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First United States Air Meet

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, July 4, 2002
1. First United States Air Meet Marker
Inscription. About one half mile southeast of this spot, on Dominguez Hill in historic Rancho San Pedro, the first Air Meet in the United States was held during January 10-20, 1910. Subsequently, this area has evolved into one of the world's leading aviation-industrial centers.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the City of Compton and the County of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 718.)
 
Location. 33° 51.699′ N, 118° 14.098′ W. Marker is in Compton, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Wilmington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18501 South Wilmington Avenue, Compton CA 90220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Domínguez Ranch House (approx. 1.1 miles away); PFC James Anderson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Heritage House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Robert A. Cinader (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rancho Los Cerritos (approx. 2.7 miles away); Watts Towers (approx. 5.3 miles away); Officers' Quarters, Drum Barracks, 1862-1868 (approx. 5.5 miles away); Drum Barracks (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Compton.
 
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First United States Air Meet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 4, 2002
2. First United States Air Meet Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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