Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
The Daily Economist, a local newspaper, on December 22, 1903 provided the world with one of the first interviews with Orville and Wilber Wright after their successful heavier-than-air flight on December 17, 1903. The interview took place in the Arlington Hotel on Water Street.
The newspaper's editor, Richard Benbury Creecy (1814-1908) author of Grandfather Tales of North Carolina, was an advocate of all things that related to the Tar Heel State and local history. He was affectionately known as Colonel Creecy, an unofficial title conferred by his friends.
Erected by First Flight Centennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Communications.
Location. 36° 17.976′ N, 76° 13.153′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank County. Marker is on East Main Street just east of South Poindexter Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 E Main St, Elizabeth City NC 27909, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.