Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge (HM1A15)

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

N 39° 45.467', W 84° 13.15'

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

— Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park —

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park honors the creative achievements of Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar. In this national park, you won't see wilderness, vistas or wildlife—-but you can learn how three native Daytonians changed the world by pushing back the boundaries of science, engineering, and art.

This internationally recognized African American poet, play-wright, and novelist, a classmate and friend of Orville Wright lived and worked in this house from 1904 to 1906.

Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial.

(Inscription above the map showing Huffman Prairie Flying Field)

This is the site where the Wright brothers developed the world's first practical airplane. Wilbur and Orville made more than 100 test flights here in 1904-1905. You can see their 1905 Wright Flyer III exhibited at Wright Brothers Aviation Center in Carillon Park.

Huffman Prairie Flying Field.

Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center

Explore the West Dayton neighborhood where Orville and Wilbur lived and worked. The brothers had their printing business on the second floor of this historic building, and nearby is one of the Wright's bicycle shops.

Next door to Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is the Aviation Trail Visitor Center, with exhibits on Dayton aviation history and the Wright brothers. The self-guiding Aviation Trail highlights more than 45 aviation landmarks in the Dayton area.

John W. Berry, Sr.
Wright Brothers Aviation Center

At Carillon Historical Park, you can see the world's first practical airplane—the original 1905 Wright Flyer III—flown by Wilbur and Orville at Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Other exhibits include the camera used by the Wrights to record their historic 1903 flight, and a replica of the bicycle shop where they designed and build their gliders and powered flyers.
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HM NumberHM1A15
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738224 N 4404572
Decimal Degrees39.75778333, -84.21916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.467', W 84° 13.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 28.02" N, 84° 13' 9.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227 N Paul Laurence Dunbar St, Dayton OH 45402, US
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