Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fort Worth's First Flight
From this first flight, Fort Worth and North Texas developed into an aviation center. Encouraged by Amon Carter, Ben E. Keith and Louis J. Wortham, the U.S. Army Service constructed three World War I pilot training airfields near Saginaw, Benbrook and Everman by October 1917. The Royal Flying Corps Canada also used the fields for pilot training during the winter months. After World War I, Everman Field became Fort Worth's first municipal airport. Helium was discovered in Texas during World War I and the Navy built a large extraction plant in Fort Worth. The Navy also built a dirigible mooring station nearby and from 1924 to 1929 Fort Worth became a stop on transcontinental airship flights. During the 1930s, Fort Worth became
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 45.282′ N, 97° 21.292′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Carroll Street and Mercedes Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Carroll Street. Touch for map. Located in First Flight Park in Fort Worth's West 7th neighborhood. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Worth TX 76107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eddleman-McFarland House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. one mile away); Midnight (approx. one mile away); Founding Fort Worth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); First School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Worth (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
More about this marker. Marker faces away from the road, as the event commemorated happened across the street, which is now a parking lot. Marker dedication ceremony held on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on January 13, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.