Beaumont Historical MarkerLocal lore has it that in 1948 a Wichita businessman wanted to fly into Beaumont to check on his cattle. He asked the hotel if they would block the road for his landing. Since having a plane land in Beaumont was exciting, the residents agreed. Well, the pilot told his friends and soon many other aviators were talking about the little Kansas town where you could land and taxi your plane on the main street. It quickly became a tradition with aviators and a practice for residents to check for airplanes on the streets when driving.
|Placed By||Beaumont Hotel|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 717687 N 4170437|
|Decimal Degrees||37.65531667, -96.53226667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 39.319', W 96° 31.936'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 39' 19.14" N, 96° 31' 56.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 301-399 SE 116th Terrace, Beaumont KS 67012, US|
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