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Chanute in Neosho County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

A Flight Into History

Chanute - Wright Memorial

 
 
A Flight Into History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. A Flight Into History Marker
Inscription.

Our city was named after Octave Chanute, a noted engineer who designed railroads throughout the United States. He also built the first bridge over the Missouri River at Kansas City.

He was a mentor and friend to Wilbur and Orville Wright. His book, "Progress In Flying Machines" (1894), was a major reference for them.

This sculpture represents the first controlled and powered flight by the Wrights and the first for mankind. It happened on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, a windswept island off North Carolina.

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Chanute - Wright Memorial
A gift to our hometown
from the
High School Class of 1941
& Friends
Designed by Robert Blunk
Constructed by Leland Trout
December 17, 2003

 
Erected 2003 by The Chanute High School Class of 1941 and Friends.
 
Location. 37° 40.898′ N, 95° 27.177′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and the former railroad grade crossing, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Chanute - Wright Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Chanute - Wright Memorial Marker
walking distance of this marker. Octave Chanute: Engineer (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute (a few steps from this marker); Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (a few steps from this marker); Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tioga Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chanute.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Octave Chanute, A Champion of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. City of Chanute, Kansas. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Chanute - Wright Memorial and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
3. Chanute - Wright Memorial and Markers
Wright Flyer Sculpture at Chanute - Wright Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
4. Wright Flyer Sculpture at Chanute - Wright Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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