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




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





Links to Relevant Websites

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://collections.ic.gc.ca/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







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Bell, Baldwin, McCurdy Three plaques: Bell, Baldwin, McCurdy Baddeck
    /victco/bellmusbbm.html


Baddeck: First Aeroplane Flight monument First Aeroplane Flight monument Baddeck
    /victco/baddckcrth.html


North River war memorial North River war memorial North River
    /victco/northriver.html


Port Dauphin Naval Base monument, 1713-1719 Port Dauphin Naval Base monument, 1713-1719 Englishtown
    /victco/portdauphin.html


Englishtown war memorial Englishtown war memorial Englishtown
    /victco/englishtownm.html


Indian Brook war memorial Indian Brook war memorial Indian Brook
    /victco/indianbrook.html


Ingonish war memorial Ingonish war memorial Ingonish
    /victco/noringonishm.html


Neils Harbour war memorial Neils Harbour war memorial Neils Harbour
    /victco/neilshbrm.html


South Harbour war memorial South Harbour war memorial South Harbour
    /victco/southhbrm.html


John Cabot 1497 memorial John Cabot 1497 memorial Aspy Bay
    /victco/aspycabot.html


Transtlantic Telegraph historic site 1856 Transtlantic Telegraph historic site 1856 Aspy Bay
    /victco/cabotcablem.html


St. Margarets Village war memorial St. Margarets Village war memorial St. Margarets Village
    /victco/stmargvillm.html


Middle River war memorial Middle River war memorial Middle River
    /victco/middlerivr.html


Whycocomagh war memorial Whycocomagh war memorial Whycocomagh
    /inverco/whycocom.html


Belle Cote war memorial Belle Cote war memorial Belle Cote
    /inverco/bellecote.html


Cheticamp war memorial Cheticamp war memorial Cheticamp
    /inverco/chetcmpwar.html


French Mountain war memorial French Mountain war memorial French Mountain
    /inverco/frenchmtn.html


Inverness coal miners memorial Inverness coal miners monument Inverness
    /inverco/invminemem.html


D'Escousse war memorial D'Escousse war memorial D'Escousse
    /richmco/descoussewarm.html


Sampsonville centennial plaque Samsonville centennial plaque Sampsonville
    /richmco/sampsonville.html


Sydney Harbour in WW2 Sydney Harbour in the Second World War Sydney Boardwalk
    /cbrm/sydboard-harbww2.html


New Victoria war memorial New Victoria war memorial New Victoria
    /cbrm/newvict.html


Sydney Forks war memorial Sydney Forks war memorial Sydney Forks
    /cbrm/sydneyforks.html


John Bernard Croak V.C. memorial school Glace Bay
    /cbrm/croakjb.html



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First uploaded to the Internet:   2004 January 21