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Wright Brothers Memorial photograph
Description: Two photographs document the Wright Brothers' Monument on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Wright Brothers Hill is a 27-acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and John Charles Olmsted, the son and step-son, respectively, of pioneering landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. The monument was dedicated on Orville Wright's 69th birthday in 1940. It overlooks Huffman Prairie, where the Wright Brothers tested many of their flying machines. The monument is made of granite from North Carolina and rests on a bed of sand taken from Kitty Hawk. The photographs measure 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3063_3670083_001
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Science and Technology; Transportation; Flight; Aeronautics; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Monuments & memorials; Parks
Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)