San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
first controlled winged flight
from this hilltop in August 1883.
He opened for all mankind the "great highway of the sky"
Erected 1950 by San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 711.)
Location. 32° 34.723′ N, 117° 4.126′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Beyer Boulevard north of Coronado Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Montgomery-Walker Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92154, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boundary Marker Number 258 (approx. 4.4 miles away); National City Depot (approx. 6.2 miles away); National City Historic Railcar Plaza (approx. 6.2 miles away); Dragon Tree (approx. 9½ miles away); Hotel del Coronado (approx. 9½ miles away); Christmas Tree (approx. 9½ miles away); Star Park (approx. 9.8 miles away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Regarding Montgomery Memorial. At Otay Mesa, in 1883, John Joseph Montgomery made the first flight in a heavier-than-air
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