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Octave Chanute: Engineer

Chanute - Wright Memorial

 
 
Octave Chanute: Engineer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Octave Chanute: Engineer Marker
Inscription.

Born in Paris in 1832, Octave Chanute immigrated to the U.S. at the age of six. Even with no education in engineering, he would become one of the foremost engineers of the 19th Century through involvement in railroading, bridge building, construction, aviation and wood preservation. Chanute may be best known for his work in aviation.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 40.893′ N, 95° 27.169′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and the former railroad grade crossing, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is along the east walking path at the Chanute-Wright Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (here, next to this marker); Octave Chanute (a few steps from this marker); A Flight Into History (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (a few steps from this marker); Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight
Octave Chanute: Engineer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Octave Chanute: Engineer Marker
Second marker along path, in far distance. Looking north toward Main Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tioga Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chanute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Engines of Our Ingenuity: Octave Chanute. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Octave Chanute: A Champion of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Website. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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