Part of the "Memory Necklace"
—A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail —Signal Hill was the early launch site of Earl Daugherty, pioneer aviator, airplane builder and WWI flying ace. Just a few years after the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, (on December 17, 1903), Daugherty was handcrafting primitive gliders and hauling them up Signal Hill to soar in ocean breezes. Both Daugherty and William Boeing attended the first National Air Meet in 1910, in nearby Dominguez Hills. The show must have inspired them because, Daugherty, 24, flying in a Curtiss-Type biplane, became the 87th American to qualify for a pilot license in 1911. Boeing eventually founded the most influential commercial airplane manufacturing company in U.S. History.
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|Date Added||Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 392498 N 3740716|
|Decimal Degrees||33.80116667, -118.16136667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 48.07', W 118° 9.682'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 48' 4.2" N, 118° 9' 40.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2628-2632 Panorama Dr, Signal Hill CA 90755, US|
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