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Wings Over Kill Devil...and Legends of the Dunes of Dare, circa 1940

After weather printouts from the U.S. Weather Bureau stimulated the Wright Brothers interest in North Carolina, they mailed a letter to the Weather Bureau Station in Kitty Hawk explaining their experimental interests in gliding and requesting further information on the topography of the region. Bill Tate, the local postmaster’s assistant, kindly responded encouraging the two men to come and assuring them that they would discover a “hospitable people when you come among us.” Unknowingly, Tate had kindled a friendship that would last a lifetime.

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With the Compliments of Catherine Albertson

Wings Over Kill Devil Hill


Legends of The Dunes of Dare


Catherine Albertson

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Citation: Albertson, Catherine, ed. Wings over Kill Devil...and Legends of the Dunes of Dare. Wings Over Kill Devil, by Capt. William Tate. 1940.
Location: Stacks, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:F262.D2 A32x 1940   Display Catalog Record

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