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Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kill Devil Hills

 
 
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By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
1. Kill Devil Hills Marker
Inscription. "...the sand fairly blinds us. It blows across the ground in clouds. We certainly can't complain of the place. We came down here for wind and sand, and we got them."
Letter from Orville Wright to Katharine Wright, October 18, 1900

"The practice ground at the Kill Devil Hills consists of a level plain of bare sand, from which rises a group of detached hills or mounds formed of sand heaped up by the winds. These hills are constantly changing in height and slope, according to the direction and force of the prevailing winds."
Wilbur Wright, lecture of June 24, 1903
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial.
 
Location. 36° 1.179′ N, 75° 40.126′ W. Marker is in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from Wright Brothers National Monument Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Flight (here, next to this marker); The First Successful Flight of an Airplane (a few steps from this marker); The Camp
Kill Devil Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 11, 2012
2. Kill Devil Hills Marker
In background, the Wright Brothers National Memorial Pylon
atop Big Kill Devil Hill, the site where the Wright Brothers
conducted their glider experiments
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Powered Flights (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field for Flight (about 300 feet away); The 1901 Glider (about 300 feet away); The 1902 Glider (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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