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Original photo of Wright B Flyer, likely 1910-1912 period.

Greetings from Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation, home of the Wright Brothers. One intent of this site is to sift through the history of the lives and accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the Wright family, and separate the truth from the error.
Another intent of the site is to provide a defense for the Wright Brother's history against those that would attempt to re-write that history. Despite what others may say, the Wright's were the first to fly.
A third intent of this site is to mix in some humor where I can. My hope then, is that this site has a unique approach that brings honor and respect to the Wrights, in an enjoyable way.
Photo's used in the posts of Wright items are either from my personal collection, or if from another source are noted as such.  Photos of Wright sites are those I have taken myself. 
A major advantage of this blog format, is that if I make an error in the presentation of information, readers can comment, and corrections can then be made. I really would appreciate any comments.
The topics covered may already be well known, but I'll attempt to present the information in another way rather than repeat what has already been well documented. Or the very least, provide some sources to reference on the subject.
As I come across additional information applicable to a specific post, I'll add to the post, so if interested, please reload the post for the latest version.

Wilbur Wright to George Spratt, April 27, 1903 (Miracle at Kitty Hawk, Fred C. Kelly, Pg 89)-
"If a man is in too big a hurry to give up an error he is liable to give up some truth with it., and accepting the arguments of the other man he is sure to get some error with it. Honest argument is merely a process of mutually picking the beams and motes out of each others' eyes so both can see clearly. Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive. After I get hold of a truth I hate to lose it again, and I like to sift all the truth out before I give up an error."

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