Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park

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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park

Baddeck Victoria County Nova Scotia


Plaque near the entrance to the Bell Museum


GPS location: 46°06’11″N 60°44’44″W

Plaque: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park

National Historic Park plaque

The National Historic Park plaque is seen near the center of the photograph

Plaque: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park

Plaque: Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park


The above photographs were taken on 24 June 2003.

Also see: Three plaques at the Bell Museum
A.G. Bell, F.W. Baldwin, J.A.D. McCurdy


First Aeroplane Flight monument at the Baddeck Courthouse



The flight of the Silver Dart

http://www.exn.ca/FlightDeck/Aviators/mccurdy.cfm


J.A.D. McCurdy
Several interesting photographs…
http://www.earlyaviators.com/emccurdy.htm


The Silver Dart makes Canadian aviation history: a look back

Audio clip from the CBC archives
An interview with J.A.D. McCurdy, broadcast on 23 February 1949,
the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Silver Dart at Baddeck
http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-75-419-2424-20/that_was_then/science_technology/silver_dart


John A.D. McCurdy
by J.M.S. Careless
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/heirloom_series/volume6/126-127.htm


Canadian Aviation Historical Society, Silver Dart Chapter

http://museum.gov.ns.ca/other_ns/cahs/


First Airplane flight in Canada
by U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Wright_Bros/Patent_Battles/WR12G9.htm


John Alexander Douglas McCurdy

http://collection.nlc-bnc.ca/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/aviation/m039.htm


Treasures of the APS: A.G. Bell on Powered Flight

Alexander Graham Bell’s address to the American Philosophical Society
on 7 May 1909, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…
http://www.amphilsoc.org/library/exhibits/treasures/flight.htm


Trial by Flyer

…Alexander Graham Bell invited Curtiss to visit him in Washington in January 1907 and
ordered a four-cylinder engine for his kite experiments. Meanwhile, Bell had received
a call from Selfridge, a young West Point graduate who had been studying flight and
believed the military would soon take it seriously. Bell invited Selfridge to Nova Scotia
to see his kites and to meet Mabel. The Bells took a liking to the earnest and personable
young officer, and welcomed him like a member of the family. Bell asked his friend
President Theodore Roosevelt to allow Selfridge to join him as an official aviation observer…
http://www.memagazine.org/flight03/trialby/trialby.html


Glenn Curtiss photographs, 1909
many taken at Baddeck
http://glennhcurtiss.com/id35.htm

 

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

 


Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

The fragile aircraft Silver Dart shook loose the frozen bonds of Nova Scotia’s
Bras d’Or Lake in nineteen hundred nine to usher in this fledgling nation’s age of flight…
http://www.cahf.ca/main.htm


Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922

http://www.cahf.ca/members/B_members.htm#Alexander%20Graham%20Bell


Frederick Walker Baldwin (1882-1948)

http://www.cahf.ca/members/B_members.htm#Frederick%20Walker%20Baldwin


John Alexander Douglas McCurdy (1886-1961)

http://www.cahf.ca/members/M_members.htm#John%20Alexander%20Douglas%20McCurdy

 

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