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Admiral John Henry Towers Georgia Historical Marker Dedication

Posted April 23, 2015 by Georgia's Rome in Heritage/History, Landmarks

The Georgia Historical Society invites the community to the Admiral John Henry Towers historical marker dedication at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. The Georgia Historical Marker will be installed at 701 Broad Street recognizing the historical location of Towers’ childhood home where he was born and raised.

Admiral John Henry Towers is known as “The Father of Naval Aviation”.  He set early records for flying and led the first successful group trans-Atlantic air crossing in 1919.

The Georgia Historical Marker Program is a program of the Georgia Historical Society. The marker is erected by the Georgia Historical Society, the City of Rome and the Rome Area Heritage Foundation.

The John Henry Tower Historical Marker is located across the street from the Rome Chamber on Riverside Parkway.

For questions related to the dedication, contact Admiral John Towers Memorial Committee member, Howie Lowden at 770-324-1110

 

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The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.

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