Remarkable Ohio


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There are 2 identical markers at Northbound and Southbound rest areas nearest the wreck site. Markers given non-Guernsey County number 1-1. Will be corrected to 1-30 (A) and (B) when possible.

1-30 (A) Wreck of the Shenandoah

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.
Side B: Blank
Sponsors: The Ohio Historical Society
Location: In front of vending building at north bound rest stop
Latitude: 39.945328381
Longitude: -81.5328381