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#711:  Montgomery Memorial

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Location:

Montgomery-Walker Park, NE corner of Coronado Ave and Beyer Blvd, South San Diego

32.578716,-117.068694

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Links:

John Montgomery info

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Montgomery Memorial

At Otay Mesa, in 1883, John Joseph Montgomery made the first flight in a heavier-than-air craft 20 years before the Wrights. Montgomery made many more glider flights before accepting a professorship at Santa Clara College, where he continued his interest in aviation.


From the plaque:

John J. Montgomery made man's first controlled winged flights from this hilltop in August 1883. He opened for all mankind the "Great highway of the sky."

Erected by the San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce Montgomery Memorial Committee. Constructed with the cooperation of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Dedicated May 21, 1950.



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