26 Acres of Shifting SandBefore construction of the memorial could begin, it would be necessary to stabilize the dune from which the Wright Brothers conducted their glider experiments. Twenty-five years of steady winds had moved Big Kill Devil Hill 450 feet southwest of its 1903 location. The U.S. Army Engineers, using exotic and native grasses and a covering of wood mold, succeeded in stabilizing the "shifting" dune. The Hill stands still now - supporting a monument to man's greatest dream.
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|Placed By||U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 439586 N 3985770|
|Decimal Degrees||36.01455000, -75.67043333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 0.873', W 75° 40.226'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 0' 52.38" N, 75° 40' 13.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1495-1511 Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US|
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