Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Placer County

Wright Model B Biplane
Historic Marker, Transcontinental Railroad Tracks,
Gillen Hotel

  Wright Model B Biplane 10 December 2013
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Wright Model B Biplane
East Grass Valley Street Near South Main Street
Year 1923

Sept. 13-23

Near this site, the shattered remains of Robert G. Fowler's Wright Model B biplane was rebuilt following a crash near Alta on the second day of his west to east flight. The ten-day rebuilding effort, which took place alongside the railroad track in the center of Colfax, was sponsored by the members of the Colfax Rod & Gun Club and other community leaders.

Dedicated Founders Day August 31, 1997
Donated by Borden Publ. Co. Los Angeles, CA.

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