The Landmark Project: CHL# 711

CHL# 711 MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL

At Otay Mesa, in 1883, John Joseph Montgomery made the first flight in a heavier-than-air craft 20 years before the Wrights. Montgomery made many more glider flights before accepting a professorship at Santa Clara College, where he continued his interest in aviation.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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