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Heroes of the Air Centennial Event

Heroes of the Air
A Historic Celebration
A Once in a Lifetime Centennial Event

A century ago, brave men flew wood and cloth airplanes into the heavens to learn how to fly. Many died. In 1915, a mysterious tribute was left to them at the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais; important pioneering names were sealed under a plaque in mountain rock. On May 30, 2015, the plaque will be removed and a 100-year old mystery will be solved.

This will be a short half-hour historic event. – Come celebrate the rich history of Mt. Tamalpais.
Hear stories of a colorful and very heroic past.

Event Features: a Biplane Flyover, a Festive Brass Band, and a Special Hike to the Event Food

Marin Historians:
Betty Goerke – Historian-Author: Weldon Cooke: The First to Fly Over Tamalpais
Frank Marrero – Historian-Author: Lincoln Beachey: The Man Who Owned the Sky

May 30th, 2015 1pm Gravity Car Barn Museum
Mt Tamalpais State Park - East Peak

Sponsored by:
California State Parks
Friends of Mt. Tam (
Mill Valley Historical Society

Mount Tamalpais State Park

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