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Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Experiments

 
 
Experiments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
1. Experiments Marker
Inscription. On the slope of Kill Devil Hill to the left, the Wright brothers experimented with gliders in the period 1900 - 1903. Here also Wilbur Wright failed in an attempted power-driven flihgt, December 14, 1903. After just 3½ seconds in the air the Wrights' flying machine stalled and settled to the ground. Two days were needed for repairs. Then the stage was set for the successful flight of December 17.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial.
 
Location. 36° 0.984′ N, 75° 40.077′ W. Marker is in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is on Wright Brothers National Monument Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wright Brothers National Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1901 Glider (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1902 Glider (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1903 Flyer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monument to the Impossible (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pitch, Roll and Yaw
Wright Brothers National Monument and the Experiments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
2. Wright Brothers National Monument and the Experiments Marker
The marker is in the lower right of the picture.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Kill Devil Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kill Devil Hills (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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