Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chanute in Neosho County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines

Chanute - Wright Memorial

 
 
Octave Chanute's <i>Progress in Flying Machines</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines Marker
Inscription.

Mr. Chanute's 1891 book "Progress in Flying Machines" made him the world's first aviation historian, but, more importantly, for the first time experimenters could read of work done before them and not waste time by repetition.

His 1896 biplane design was so successful that it underwent few changes during the next 50 years and was a model for the "Wright Flyer" at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 40.883′ N, 95° 27.194′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Touch for map. Marker is along the west walking path at the Chanute-Wright Memorial, near Main Street and the former railroad grade crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chanute Announces Wright Brothers' Flight (a few steps from this marker); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); A Flight Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute: Engineer
Octave Chanute's <i>Progress in Flying Machines</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Octave Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines Marker
Looking north toward Main Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Chanute (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chanute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Octave Chanute: A Champion of Aviation. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Octave Chanute Papers Finding Aid, Library of Congress. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Chanute's Progress in Flying Machines. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Website. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationExplorationMan-Made Features
 
 
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 217 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement