#813:  Montgomery Hill

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Entrance to Evergreen College, 0.5 mi E of intersection of San Felipe and Yerba Buena Rds, San Jose

Plaque: 37.299348,-121.770795
Site: ~37.303028,-121.756669




State Plaque


The plaque is at the corner of Yerba Buena and San Felipe Roads. The hill is located just east of the college.

From the Guidebook:

Three-quarters of a mile northeast is Montgomery Hill, site of the 55 successful flights of John Joseph Montgomery's 'aeroplane' that demonstrated aerodynamic developments still indispensable to modern aircraft. Montgomery combined his engineering skill with the basic principles of aerodynamics that he discovered to produce a heavier-than-air flying machine which had complete control: cambered wing, rear stabilizer, flexible wingtips, and wing-warping aileron.

©2009 David Schmitt