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Wedell-Williams - Louisiana State Aviation Museum - Patterson, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 29° 40.665 W 091° 17.639
15R E 665082 N 3284295
Quick Description: Originally known as the Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum, now known as the Louisiana State Museum. Named for local aviation pioneers Jimmie Wedell and Harry Williams. Over 30 photos in gallery!
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 5:53:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM8CP2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:
Patterson was the "Hot Bed" of aviation in the 1920's. With Jimmie Wedell and Harry Williams the Wedell - Williams Air Service was formed. Wedell and Williams had a team of engineers and mechanics who began to manufacture airplanes for both sport racing and mail delivery use. Wedell-Williams would be remembered almost exclusively for its racing exploits and aircrafts.

The museum is a GREAT place to learn of the early beginnings of aircraft racing designs and the history of Wedell-Williams. Free! There is 15 minute surround movie that is shown before you walk the museum. The museum is actually 2 museums in one building, also featuring the Louisiana Cypress Sawmill Museum. There are about 12 aircraft on display. (only 3 are originals). There are engine displays, as well as other aviation displays. There is a trophy display of alot of the trophies won by Wedell Williams racing.
A truley great place to visit.
Museum Name: Louisiana State Museum - Patterson

Museum Web Address: [Web Link]

Museum Address:
118 Cotten Road
Patterson, LA USA
70392


Museum Focus:: Golden Age

Cost:: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of Operation:: From: 9:00 AM To: 4:00 PM

List at least one aircraft on display:: Gilmore Red Lion

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