July 16, 1856 - January 3, 1936Born near Sevierville, Tennessee, Edward C. Huffaker earned degrees in mathematics and engineering. Between 1890 and 1892, while experimenting with gliders, he discovered the principle by which a curved wing surface generates lift. His work formed the foundation of modern aeronautics. Huffaker worked with Dr. Samuel Langley at the Smithsonian, the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, and Octave Chanute here in Chuckey.
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|Marker Number||1C 79|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 348288 N 4009199|
|Decimal Degrees||36.21575000, -82.68783333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 12.945', W 82° 41.27'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 12' 56.70" N, 82° 41' 16.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 985 Chuckey Pike, Chuckey TN 37641, US|
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