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Octave Chanute and “The Problem of The Ages”

Chanute - Wright Memorial

 
 
Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" Marker
Inscription.

Mr. Chanute moved to Chicago in 1889 and began working on solving "the problem of the ages" - heavier-than-air flight.

Chanute corresponded with men all over the world interested in flight. He gathered all the information he could find, looking into records of experiments going back 300 years.

He devoted his full time to flight until his death.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 40.874′ N, 95° 27.182′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Click for map. Marker is along the south walking path at the Chanute-Wright Memorial, near 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 and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute: Engineer
Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" Marker
Looking NNW
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Flight Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (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. Octave Chanute MSS at the Library of Congress. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Octave Chanute, The Chicago Connection, and the Birth of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Flights Before the Wrights: Octave Chanute. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Website. (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 218 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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