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Ezekial Airship marker.

Ezekiel Airship: Bible First in Powered Flight

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Pittsburg, Texas

In 1902, inspired Baptist preacher-inventor Burrell Cannon built an airship based on a description in the Biblical Book of Ezekiel. The craft was said to have flown briefly here, beating the Wright Brothers by a year. It was destroyed in rail accident on its way to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. This historical marker stands at the original Pittsburg Foundry site on Fulton St., where the flying machine was built, and a full-size replica is displayed at the nearby Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Depot and Museum.

Ezekiel Airship: Bible First in Powered Flight

Address:
Fulton St., Pittsburg, TX
Directions:
On Fulton Street at S. Market, by the railroad tracks, about a block east of the museum.
Phone:
903-856-0463
RA Rates:
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