Goleta in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Earle Ovington Terminal
Earle Ovington was the first pilot to carry air mail in the U.S.—a 7 mile flight from Garden City to Mineola, Long Island, N.Y. on September 23, 1911—under official assignment by Postmaster General Frank H. Hitchcock.
Earle Ovington developed and operated the first airport in Santa Barbara—known as Ovington Air Terminal—now the community golf course area.
The first commercial flight from Santa Barbara was made on August 1, 1931 from Ovington Air Terminal to Los Angeles.
Dated August 30, 1969
Gerald S. Firestone, Mayor
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 34° 25.527′ N, 119° 50.17′ W. Marker is in Goleta, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from Fowler Avenue 0.3 miles west of S. Fairview Avenue. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goleta Depot (approx. 1½ miles away); Hope House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cold Springs Tavern (approx. 6.7 miles away); Old Stagecoach Route (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mission Historical Park (approx. 7.1 miles away); Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hill-Carrillo Adobe (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old Lobero Theatre (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goleta.
Also see . . . Earle Ovington and the First Air Mail Flight. From the November 2013 issue of American Philatelist. (Submitted on April 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.