Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kill Devil Hills
United States Life Saving Station
The station gained further historical significance because of its association with the Wright Brothers and man's first flight. The station was located one mile from the Wright Brothers camp and the surfmen--A.D. Etheridge, W.C. Brinkley and W.S. Dough--assisited Orville and Wilbur and were witnesses to their first successful flight. A fourth surfman, John T. Daniels snapped the photograph which documented this historic flight. It was later awarded the tiele "The Photograpgh of the 20th century".
The Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station was moved to this location in May 1986. The move and all restoration was achieved with private funds by Twiddy & Company.
Erected by Twiddy & Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corolla NC 27927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corolla Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corolla Historic Village (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Corolla Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away); Corolla Chapel (about 700 feet away); Boats And Blinds (about 800 feet away); Currituck Beach Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to a Wetland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Currituck Beach Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 395 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.