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Buxton, North Carolina Historical Markers

 
Billy Mitchell and Radio Milestone Markers image, Touch for more information
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
Billy Mitchell and Radio Milestone Markers
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B32 — Billy Mitchell
Brigadier general of the Army Air Service, demonstrated air power by bombing battleships off coast, Sept. 5, 1923. Landing field was here. — Map (db m20347) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-54 — Cape Hatteras Lighthouse — ··· —
Tallest brick lighthouse in nation at 208 feet. Constructed, 1869~1870, to mark Diamond Shoals. Replaced 1802 structure. — Map (db m29950) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-41 — Diamond Shoals — ··· —
"Graveyard of Atlantic." German submarines sank over 100 ships here, 1941~ 42, in the "Battle of Torpedo   Junction." Shoals are 3 mi. south. — Map (db m11400) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — Life at the Light
There have been words written to the effect that the lighthouse keepers and their families had a very lonely life; however, we did not have this experience. In fact, just the opposite would be more apt to apply. The lighthouse was always a favorite . . . — Map (db m88495) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — PaukenschlagOperation Drumbeat
"The losses by submarines off our Atlantic seaboard and in the Caribbean now threaten our entire war effort." Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, 19 June, 1942 During the first six months of 1942, these beaches revealed crude oil, twisted metal, . . . — Map (db m32129) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-53 — Radio Milestone — ··· —
From near here in 1902 R. A. Fessenden sent the first musical notes ever relayed by radio waves. Received 48 miles north. — Map (db m11402) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-50 — U.S.S. Monitor — ··· —
Fought C.S.S. "Virginia" ("Merrimac")   in   first battle of ironclad ships. Lost Dec. 31, 1862, in gale 17 miles southeast. First marine sanctuary. — Map (db m11401) HM

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