The Neighborhood Geniuses

The Neighborhood Geniuses (HM160V)

Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.276', W 84° 12.698'

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"...the invention [of the airplane] came from such an unexpected quarter. The Wrights had no special training in science or engineering. While both were well educated, neither had completed the formal coursework required for his high school diploma. Before the summer of 1899, they seemed the most ordinary of men.

That was part of their fascination. They were the quintessential Americans, whose success seemed compounded of hard work, perseverance, and common sense, with a liberal dollop of Yankee ingenuity - raised to the level of genius."
Tom Crouch, Wright brothers biographer

Two seemingly ordinary brothers, who daily walked three blocks to work from this home over to their business on West Third Street, invented a machine that would impact the lives of billions of people.

[Photo caption reads]
Hawthorne Street looking south, 1910
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HM NumberHM160V
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738881 N 4404239
Decimal Degrees39.75460000, -84.21163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.276', W 84° 12.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 16.56" N, 84° 12' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Hawthorn St, Dayton OH 45402, US
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