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Orville Wright, [Diary Entry], September 1902

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[1 September 1902, Monday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

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Spent day raising building with assistance of Dan Tate. Sawed lumber for addition. Made up bed for 6 months.

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[2 September 1902, Tuesday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

Continued raising of house & sawing of lumber.

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[3 September 1902, Wednesday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills ]

Did nothing in morning but measure height of Big Hill. Angle 10 ½º : 545 ft. = 99.32 ft. high.

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In the afternoon laid foundation & floor to addition to building. Dan Tate not present (wife sick); Tom brought milk, nails, etc., and mail.

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[4 September 1902, Thursday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

Continued erection of addition to building. Erected frame, put on roof slates and siding. Work interfered with by rain.

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[5 September 1902, Friday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

Put on tar-paper roofing. O.W. sick. In bed most of day. Saw buzzard soar on north side of Big Hill, standing in one position.

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[6 September 1902, Saturday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

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Put on lath on new part of building. Moved kitchen to new part. Built “patent” beds under roof. Saw eagle sail out from top of Big Hill, rising higher & higher till it finally sailed away.

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[7 September 1902, Sunday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

W.J. [William J.] Tate came down at 10 a.m. and stayed for dinner. Will wrote letters to M.W. [Milton Wright] & C.L. Wood, taking them to Kitty Hawk in the afternoon.

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[8 September 1902, Monday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]

Cleaned out building preparatory to beginning work on new

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machine. Killed two mice, one with stick, the other with gun. Chased hungry razorbacks, and finally began work on machine at a little after 2 p.m. Worked till 5:30. Completed frame of upper surface ready for ribs.

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Citation: Diary entry, September 1902. Diary of Orville Wright, Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
Location: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
 

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