Friday, April 23, 2010

USA - North Carolina - Kill Devil Hills

Wright Brothers National Memorial - Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
The Wright Brothers made nearly 1,000 glider flights in 1902, gaining valuable knowledge and experience which would lead the way to their succesful powered flights. In this October 10, 1902 photo, Wilbur Wright, at left and Dan Tate starts Orville Wright on a glider flight.

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This is from Wikipedia : Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 5,897 at the 2000 census.

Nearby Kitty Hawk is frequently cited as the location of the Wright brothers' first controlled, powered airplane flights on December 17, 1903. The flights actually occurred in Kill Devil Hills.

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