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Title, side A
Wreck of the Shenandoah
Text, side A
Wind increasing in volume. Get no chance to . . These were the last words from the doomed Navy airship Shenandoah, caught in a violent storm and crashing 7 miles southwest of this spot near Ava at dawn, September 3, 1925. Fourteen of its crew were killed. While souvenir hunters stripped the wreckage, a nation questioned the value of huge, rigid dirigibles, the last crashing in 1935. Smaller blimps replaced the dirigible as America's lighter-than-air sentinels of the sky.
Address
I-77 North and South 7 miles northeast of wreck near Ava-Marker was inadvertently numbered 1-1
Ava vicinity, OH 43711
Location
Roadside reststops
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.905567, Longitude: -81.528783.
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