The Aerial Age Begins
1902-1907 1908 1909 1910 1910-1914 1932 1948
Photo of Plane
Invention To Icon
During the 1920s and 1930s, statues and memorials sprang up nearly everywhere the Wrights had worked or flown.
The grandest is a 60-foot granite shaft, with feathered wings sculpted into the sides, erected at Kitty Hawk and dedicated in 1932.
“In commemoration of the conquest of the air by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Conceived by genius. Achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.”
Inscription on the Wright memorial at Kitty Hawk

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