Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 1928-1929

Summary

This monument marks the spot where Wilbur Wright assembled the Wrights brothers' first experimental glider in 1900. The marker was the brainchild of William Tate, who hosted the brothers on their visits to North Carolina. Funds for the monument were raised entirely by the citizens of Kitty Hawk, ensuring that it was a local tribute to the pioneering aviators.

This monument marks the spot where Wilbur Wright assembled the Wrights brothers' first experimental glider in 1900. The marker was the brainchild of William Tate, who hosted the brothers on their visits to North Carolina. Funds for the monument were raised entirely by the citizens of Kitty Hawk, ensuring that it was a local tribute to the pioneering aviators.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1929

Subject Date

1928-1929

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.300.1623.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.25 in

Width: 5.5 in

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