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Wilbur Wright's Birthplace

Undoubtedly Richmond High School's most famous graduate, Wilbur Wright was born in this small home just west of Hagerstown, near Millville, Indiana in Henry County.  The home has been restored and there is also a small, but fascinating museum on the grounds, featuring a full size replica of the first Wright Flyer

Photo taken May 29, 2009

Birthplace of Wilbur Wright
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, 1093.

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