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

Wright Brothers National Memorial

 
 
Wright Brothers National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 12, 2008
1. Wright Brothers National Memorial
"In commemoration of the conquest of the air...".
Inscription.
Wilbur
Wright
Orville
Wright

In commemoration of the conquest of the air by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Conceived by Genius. Achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.
 
Erected 1932.
 
Location. 36° 0.854′ N, 75° 40.077′ W. Marker is in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Croatan Highway (U.S. 158) and Prospect Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is within the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park, on the top of Kill Devil Hill. 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. Monument to the Impossible (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pitch, Roll and Yaw (about 700 feet away); Big Kill Devil Hill (about 700 feet away); 12 Seconds that Changed the World (about 800 feet away); A hospitable people... (about 800 feet away); The Conquest of the Air (about 800 feet away); Experiments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dare County's Tribute to Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
More about this marker. The busts
Eastern side of the Wright Brothers National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 12, 2008
2. Eastern side of the Wright Brothers National Memorial
"... by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Conceived by genius."
of Orville and Wilbur Wright, originally sculpted by Oskar Hansen (1892-1971), were lost, vandalized and recovered in July 1985. They were stolen again in April 1987 and recovered in October 1989. In 1987, copies of the busts were made by Sheidow Bronze Corporation, cast from a duplicate set located at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The pictures on this page, as noted in one of the photo below, are the copies.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service webpage on the Wright Brothers National Memorial. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
 
Wright Brothers National Memorial East side close-up image. Click for full size.
By R.D. Stroud, 2010
3. Wright Brothers National Memorial East side close-up
Western side of the Wright Brothers National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 12, 2008
4. Western side of the Wright Brothers National Memorial
"Achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith."
Wright Brothers National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 12, 2008
5. Wright Brothers National Memorial
View of the memorial from the flats where the first flights were flown.
Bust of Orville Wright at the Wright Brothers National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 14, 2008
6. Bust of Orville Wright at the Wright Brothers National Memorial
The busts of Orville and Wilbur Wright can be seen flanking the monument in Picture 1 above.
Bust of Wilbur Wright at the Wright Brothers National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 14, 2008
7. Bust of Wilbur Wright at the Wright Brothers National Memorial
The busts of Orville and Wilbur Wright can be seen flanking the monument in Picture 1 above.
Wright Brothers National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 14, 2008
8. Wright Brothers National Memorial Marker
Replacements courtesy of the friends of Paul Garber.
A gift to the United States by the North Electric Company of Galion, Ohio.
Oskar J. W. Hansen, Sculptor, 1960.
Wright Brothers National Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 12, 2008
9. Wright Brothers National Memorial Park
View from the memorial of the flats where the first flights were flown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,563 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   6, 7, 8. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   9. submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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