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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
Bishop Milton, Lorin, Orville and Wilbur Wright are in Van Cleve Park during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration opening ceremonies on the morning of June 17, 1909. Wilbur C. Kennedy, who played Jonathan Dayton, is on the left. Other members of the celebration committee and spectators are surrounding the Wrights. The opening ceremonies were held at Van Cleve Park (also known historically as Newcom Park or the Log Cabin Park), which is now RiverScape MetroPark.
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ms192_038; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Opening ceremonies; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Church of the United Brethren in Christ; Actors; Dayton; Jonathan--Portrayals; RiverScape MetroPark (Dayton, Ohio); Kennedy, Wilbur C.; Wright, Lorin, 1862-1939; Dayton; Jonathan--Drama; Rites and ceremonies; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Flags--United States; Parks--Ohio--Montgomery County; Van Cleve Park (Dayton, Ohio); Dayton; Jonathan--Exhibitions