To round out our list, we have to include a small plane propeller plaque located on the sidewalk in front of Parish On Cherry. Visitors from across the nation visit the popular cajun hot spot but it's easy to miss the small propeller, a memorial for Macon's worst plane crash. In 1928, a Southeastern Air Derby was taking place in East Macon near Bowden Golf Course. At the time it was the location of Miller Air Field which hosted the air derby. Two pilots, Buck Steele and Lucky Ashcraft decided to fly over downtown in the hopes of capturing a larger audience. While in the planes they begin to throw out aerial bomb fireworks, a decision that would cost the pilots and many passerbys' lives. The third bomb thrown backfired in the plane. Devastatingly, the plane would crash near the block where Parish is now, killing the pilots on impact and badly injuring a 34-year-old man. The injuries would keep adding up after the sidewalk in the area collapsed. According to WGXA, about a dozen people were injured after falling into a basement under the sidewalk. Soon the tragedy was known nationally and the plaque that now sits on the sidewalk in front of Parish serves as a reminder and honors all those who lost their lives or were injured. You can watch the full video of the aftermath of the plane crash that was found at a local flea market in 2016 above or by clicking here!
Where: Parish on Cherry, 580 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201