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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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Levitt Luzern Custer: Short Biography

Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and … Continue reading

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