Wright Memorial Shaft

Wright Memorial Shaft Kill Devil Hills North Carolina


Stock #: 269495
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Kill Devil Hills
State: North Carolina (NC)
County: Dare
Artist: Walter H. Miller
Publisher: Walter H. Miller & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Wright Brothers National Memorial. The striking Wright Memorial Shaft, a triangular pylon of gray granite, 60 feet high, commemorates the first successful airplane flight achieved by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. Its sides ornamented with outspread wings in bas-relief, the shaft gives to the eye the impression of a gigantic bird about to take off into space