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Wright Model E Flyer & the Collier Trophy

One hundred years ago today, Orville Wright made his bid for the Collier Trophy. The prestigious award, presented annually for the year’s most significant contribution to the field of aeronautics,¬†was established in 1911 by Robert J. Collier. Glenn Curtiss won … Continue reading

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New Collection: Louis P. Christman Drawings

Upon creating Carillon Park in the early 1940s, Colonel Edward Deeds wished to reconstruct the original Wright Brothers’ 1905 Flyer in one of the park’s buildings. As Orville and Wilbur Wright had never produced a complete set of drawings or … Continue reading

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Early Aviators: Korn Brothers of Jackson Center

In 1908, the Korn brothers—Edward (b. 1888) and Milton (b. 1889)—became interested in flying machines. They found a way to cut down the size of the family farm and establish the first airport in Ohio near Jackson Center in Shelby … Continue reading

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