Thursday, June 27, 2013

U.S.A. - North Carolina - Wright Brothers National Memorial

Sent by Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

Wright Brothers National Memorial, located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, commemorates the first successful, sustained, powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine. From 1900 to 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright came here from Dayton, Ohio, based on information from the U.S. Weather Bureau about the area's steady winds. They also valued the privacy provided by this location, which in the early twentieth century was remote from major population centers. (read further)

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