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Ava, Ohio: Shenandoah Airship Disaster Monument, Museum Team Field Report

50660 OH-821, Ava, OH
I-77 to exit 28 (Belle Valley). Hwy 821 north five miles to Ava.
Museum by appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Airship Disaster Memorial

Shenandoah Airship Disaster Monument, Museum

An American military zeppelin, not as well-known but just as accident-prone as the Hindenburg, crashed in eastern Ohio in 1925. Report...

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Shenandoah Air Disaster

Crash Site 1 and 2 can now be accessed (or, in the case of Site 2, at least driven by) by following a series of small signs through rural farmland. Right before (heading West off I-77 exit 28) the USS Shenandoah Memorial and trailer in Ava, one can carefully make their way through the hilly Noble County farmland.

Crash Site 1 is off Shenandoah Ave, with a flag, small monument and kiosk.

Crash Site 2, which can be seen off of SB I-77, is past some farms and posted no trespassing signs.

[Scott Beckerman, 09/27/2010]

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