The First "Flying Machine"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 32.028 W 096° 42.033
14T E 685796 N 4822663
Quick Description: The first airplane flight over Sioux Falls took place just 9 years after the Wright Brothers flight at Kittyhawk NC in 1903.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2006 8:16:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMBHY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
Views: 28

Long Description:
A dismantled and crated plane was shipped by rail to Sioux Falls. After the primitive "flying machine" was put together over 11,000 people watched 2 flight attempts. Both times strong winds dashed the fragile canvas, wood and bamboo plane back to earth. The machine was fixed and soon it was sent skyward for a 12 minute flight.
Marker Name: The First "Flying Machine"

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text:
First Flying Machine, I have pix.

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