Monument.

Man-Powered Flight Memorial

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Cawelo, California

Much fuss was raised in 1977 when the Gossamer Condor completed the world's first flight in a human-pedaled aircraft right here. The subsequent lack of human-pedaled aircraft suggests that the path of Human History has not been altered much by this milestone.

This is a plaque bolted to what looks like an upended base of a big marble column.

There's also a local museum of flight, the Minter Air Field Museum on Vulter St. Outside was an old control tower, some retired equipment and a couple of planes.

Man-Powered Flight Memorial

Address:
17898 2nd St., Cawelo, CA
Directions:
Down the street from Shafter Airport. Hwy 99 exit 37. Drive west on Lerdo Hwy for one mile, then turn right onto 2nd St. The plaque will be on the immediate right, next to a stump and a picnic table.
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