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Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rising to the Challenge

Paul Laurence Dunbar

 

—Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park —

 
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Inscription. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park honors the creative achievements of Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar. In this national park, you won’t see wilderness, vistas or wildlife---but you can learn how three native Daytonians changed the world by pushing back the boundaries of science, engineering, and art.

This internationally recognized African American poet, play-wright, and novelist, a classmate and friend of Orville Wright lived and worked in this house from 1904 to 1906.

Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial.

(Inscription above the map showing Huffman Prairie Flying Field)

This is the site where the Wright brothers developed the world’s first practical airplane. Wilbur and Orville made more than 100 test flights here in 1904-1905. You can see their 1905 Wright Flyer III exhibited at Wright Brothers Aviation Center in Carillon Park.

Huffman Prairie Flying Field.

Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center

Explore the West Dayton neighborhood where Orville and Wilbur lived and worked. The brothers had their printing business on the second floor of this historic building, and nearby is one of the Wright’s bicycle shops.

Next door to Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is the Aviation Trail Visitor
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Center, with exhibits on Dayton aviation history and the Wright brothers. The self-guiding Aviation Trail highlights more than 45 aviation landmarks in the Dayton area.

John W. Berry, Sr.
Wright Brothers Aviation Center

At Carillon Historical Park, you can see the world’s first practical airplane—the original 1905 Wright Flyer III—flown by Wilbur and Orville at Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Other exhibits include the camera used by the Wrights to record their historic 1903 flight, and a replica of the bicycle shop where they designed and build their gliders and powered flyers.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 45.467′ N, 84° 13.15′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Edison Street west of North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making His Way With Words (here, next to this marker); Paul Laurence Dunbar (within shouting distance of this marker); Coming Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Professor of the Propeller
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By Don Morfe, July 19, 2013
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Orville's Last Workshop (approx. 0.3 miles away); 31 Years at the Lab (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Side (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheels to Wings (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
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By Don Morfe, March 1, 2007
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Grave marker of Paul L Dunbar-Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH
 
 
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