Wright Brothers - Publications - Wright Memorial Special Edition

Shortly after the national commemoration of Fort Raleigh in 1926, W.O. Saunders urged former N.C. Congressman L.C. Warren to seek national appropriation for a monument dedicated to the Wright Brothers and the world’s first man carrying powered flight of December 17, 1903. By November of 1932, the Wright Memorial neared completion, but it had required national legislation, the Army Corp of Engineers, the building of bridges, and a host of other logistical feats to accomplish the large project. On 18 November 1932, Elizabeth City’s The Daily Advance edited by Herbert Peele printed the “Wright Memorial Special Edition.” In this edition, the Advance provides excellent historical accounts concerning the building of the monument, the events leading up to the dedication of the monument, and details about the aftermath of the actual dedication.

Hunting, Fishing, Bathing [at Kitty Hawk]
Welcome to Dare County
Take Virginia Dare Trail to Opportunity
Manteo Welcomes the Visitors to the Wright Memorial Dedication
[Ad for Owens Shoe Company]
[Ad for Dr. H.A. Thorson, Chiropractor]
[Ad for O.B. West Co.]
[Ad for E.S. Chesson & Son]
[Ad for P.W. Melick Co.]
[Ad for Shell Products]
[Ad for L.D. Tarkington]
[Ad for the Steamer Trenton]
[Ad for Elizabeth City Marble & Granite Works]
[Ad for The Norfolk & Carolina Telephone & Telegraph Company]
[Ad for Coca-Cola Bottling Works]
[Ad for The Texas Company]
Wright Memorial Bridge
Where North Carolina History Begins
Captain Martin L. Johnson is Veteran Sailor of Dare Water Routes and Bypaths
Seven Ton Rock Set Up to Mark Birth of Flight
Preparation at Kill Devil Hill Causing Bustle
Unquenchable Forever
Citizens of Kitty Hawk Have Erected Their Own Personal Tribute to Brothers' Memory
Memorial Body Always Behind Tower Plans
Drinkwater Says Didn't Send First Telegram of the Flight Joe Dozier, Deceased, Did It
Wright Memorial Bridge Forms Link Between Dare County and Mainland of Eastern Carolina
Sportsmen Find Long Sought Ideal Spot in Dare County Paradise
Surprised In a Way and In a Way I Wasn't, Says John T. Daniels Who Saw First Flight
Ehtridge Was Thrilled When Man First Flew
Sixty Foot Granite Memorial Now Towers High Above Sea Level On Scene of Man's Victory Over Air
Coast Guard Is an Integral Part of Dare County: Many Members of the Service are From Dare
Broadcast Through Columbia Network
Ruth Nichols
Proclamation of Mayor of Manteo Declares Holiday
Orville Wright is at Dedication of Granite Pylon Commemorating Flight Made December 17, 1903
Memorial Is Erected to Courage and Faith Says Congressman L.C. Warren
Nature Loses Another Battle as Memorial Is Dedicated in Downpour
Feeling of Resentment Seen in Dare County as Result of Wright Memorial Dedication