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Chanute in Neosho County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine

Chanute - Wright Memorial

 
 
Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine Mural
Inscription.

"Let us hope that the advent of a successful flying machine now only dimly foreseen and nevertheless thought to be possible, will bring nothing but good into the world, that it shall abridge distance, make all parts of the globe accessible, bring men into closer relation with each other, advance civilization and hasten the promised era in which there shall be nothing but peace and goodwill among all men."

Octave Chanute
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 40.89′ N, 95° 27.167′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and the former railroad grade crossing, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the wall of the building along the east boundary of the Chanute-Wright Memorial park. Marker is in this post office area: Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Octave Chanute: Engineer (here, next to this marker); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute (a few steps from this marker); A Flight Into History
Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine Mural
At right distance, beyond silhouettes under the Chanute-Wright Memorial.
(a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (within shouting distance of this marker); Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tioga Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Chanute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Octave Chanute, A Champion of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Website. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Engines of Our Ingenuity: Octave Chanute. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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