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Birthplace of Wilbur Wright

Location: 1525 N 750 E, 4 miles south of Mooreland & 3 miles north of Millville. (Henry County, Indiana)

Erected Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 33.1966.1

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April 16, 1867-May 30, 1912

Co-inventor of the airplane

With his brother, Orville, he began studying flight, 1896; built first model airplane, 1899; began gliding, 1900; and achieved first successful powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903.

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Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Transportation