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Wright family; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Diaries; Daily life; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Kitty Hawk (North Carolina); First Flight
Bishop Milton Wright, father of Wilbur and Orville Wright, regularly recorded entries in his diary from 1857 until his death in 1917. This diary’s entries began on January 1903 and continue until December 1903. Wright records a variety of information regarding his travels, family history, and expenditures. Of particular note, this diary includes a record of the Wright Brothers building their second wind tunnel, testing a new motor, returning to Kitty Hawk to conduct their first successful powered flight. The Bishop recorded the telegram the brothers sent informing him of the first flight in his diary. View the transcript of the Milton Wright diaries.
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