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. There's a historical marker at the original Pittsburg Foundry site, on Fulton St., and a full-sized replica displayed at the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Depot & Museum.

Ezekiel Airship - Bible First in Powered Flight

Fulton St., Pittsburg, TX
On Fulton Street at S. Market, by the railroad tracks, about a block east of the museum.
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