The First U.S. Transcontinental Flight

The First U.S. Transcontinental Flight (HM2DKH)

Location: Nebo, IL 62355 Pike County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.583', W 90° 46.867'

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Calbraith "Cal" Rodgers, the first man to fly across the United States, landed near this spot on Oct. 10, 1911. The flight took 49 days. Nebo was one of 68 recorded landing sites.

Rodgers' aircraft was a Wright EX biplane named the "Vin Fiz" after a popular soft drink of the day. During the flight which followed the railroad coast to coast, Rodgers was accompanied by a special train with mechanics and spare parts, (and his wife).

The appearance of the "Vin Fiz", the first airplane that most people had ever seen brought great excitement to the village of Nebo, Illinois that October morning, 1911.
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Date Added Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 690942 N 4368293
Decimal Degrees39.44305000, -90.78111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.583', W 90° 46.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 34.98" N, 90° 46' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)217
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 802 Bridge St, Nebo IL 62355, US
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