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2408
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At the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright's planning and first flights on the Outer Banks is told on the hour.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Jan/Feb 1995, p2-6, il Periodical Website
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2409
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With the centennial celebration of the Wright Brothers' flight approaching in 2003, the National Park Service is studying ways to upgrade the Kill Devil Hills visitors center to tell their story better.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Jan/Feb 1995, p7-9, il Periodical Website
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17350
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The Wright Memorial stands on a ninety foot dune at Kill Devil Hills honoring humanity's first flight. Captain William H. Kindervater, an Army engineer, was given orders to erect the monument in 1929. A year was spent stabilizing the tall dune before the sixty-foot high granite triangle was placed atop.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 2 Issue 3, Jan 1935, p6, 15, il
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24233
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A six-day celebration in the Outer Banks in December 2003 commemorated the Wright brother's first in flight event. The event marked the end of yearlong extravaganza and the opening of a new visitor center. However, the economic impact of the festivities was less than hoped.
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24604
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The Wright Brothers’ legacy is an important aspect of North Carolina history. The monuments and museum at Kill Devil Hills tell the story of the brothers’ first flight, but sites and museums throughout the state—such as the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer—also celebrate their invention.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p128-132, 134, 136, 138-140, 142, il, por, map Periodical Website
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29155
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The Wright Brothers National Memorial pays homage not only to the Wright brothers but also to the impossiblities that can become possible. In December 1903, history was changed when the Wright brothers, two ordinary men, became the first in aviation.
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30256
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With the golden anniversary of the year of aviation, the Kill Devil Hills National Memorial site holds special interest for tourists in 1953. Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Wright Brother's Memorial commemorates the first flight and the birth of aviation.
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31143
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From May 16-26, Fayetteville hosts North Carolina’s largest festival this year to commemorate the centennial of the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903. The festival features a weekend arts festival, a military air show, a general aviation show, an aviation exposition, and hot air balloons. There will also be celebrity speakers, including Cheri White, a world record hot air balloon pilot from North Carolina.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 5, May 2003, p25, il
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34944
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The Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina stands as a reminder of one of the greatest moments in modern history. The Park Rangers at the memorial help teach the public about this and many other modern flight marvels and aviator, including Neil Armstrong and Chuck Yeager.
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35504
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NC's celebration of the US’ birthday wasn’t confined on ship. It also involved cruising by places on land that showcased NC’s contribution to America’s history. There were towns such as Edenton, Bath, and New Bern. It included dwellings like Orton Plantation, the Benjamin Wright House, and Tryon Palace. Also were landmarks such as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Wright Brothers Memorial, and Blockade Runner Museum.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 3, June 1976, p8-10, 12-14
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35779
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Described were monuments to a momentous occasion in Kill Devil Hills’ history. One was the statue erected in 1927. Another, founded by a group of North Carolinians that year, was the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Association. A third was a museum that allowed visitors to experience vicariously the brothers’ first flights. As for another more recent endeavor, that was the First Flight Society started by NC natives such as Dare County’s Aycock Brown.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 7, Nov/Dec 1979, p3S
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38260
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Fans of dancing fads from the late 1930s to early 1970s and from Eastern North Carolina to Tidewater Virginia got their entertainment fill from a venue that became an establishment: Nags Head Casino. Begun as living quarters for stonemasons building the Wright Brothers National Memorial, the site for seminal memories included bowling alleys and was near another site synonymous with Nags Head: Jockey’s Ridge.
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38268
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Mount Airy, model for the town in Andy Griffith’s classic comedies, may also be known as site for the largest open faced granite quarry in the world. Locally, Mount Airy’s North Carolina Granite Corp.’s immense supply has been used in its high school’s façade. State projects include the Wright Brothers Memorial. On a national scale, it has been used in projects such as the Arlington Memorial Bridge.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 4, Sept 2012, p166-168, 170, 172, 174, 176 Periodical Website