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

Chanute Announces Wright Brothers’ Flight

Chanute - Wright Memorial

 
 
Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight Marker
Inscription.

The Wright Brothers received their copy of Mr. Chanute's book personally from the author, who became both their friend and advisor.

Mr. Chanute visited the Wrights at Dayton, Oh. and Kitty Hawk, N.C.. Illness caused Mr. Chanute to miss the Wright Brothers' first flight; he was first to formally announce that the Wrights had flown in a heavier than air machine.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 40.89′ N, 95° 27.191′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Click for map. Marker is along the walking path on the west side of the Chanute-Wright Memorial, near the intersection of Main Street and the former railroad grade crossing. 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's Progress in Flying Machines (a few steps from this marker); A Flight Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute: Engineer
Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight Marker
Looking south along former railroad grade crossing
(within shouting distance of this marker); Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tioga Inn (about 400 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. Octave Chanute: The Chicago Connection and the Birth of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Website. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationExplorationMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 12 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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