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Wrights, Dickens, and Bulldogs

What do the Wright family, Charles Dickens, and the Fairview High School Bulldogs have in common? Well, to be perfectly honest, we’re not entirely sure either! But let’s back up… A few days ago, we received a reference question inquiring … Continue reading

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Will the ‘real’ First Flight Photo please stand up?

You’re probably already familiar with the following photograph… Arguably one of the most famous photographs in the world, the above photo is widely recognizable as “the” First Flight photograph. Its silhouette has even become the logo of Wright State University … Continue reading

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TDIH 1914: Orville Wright nearly drowns

On August 20, 1914, Orville Wright and student pilot U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Whiting were trying out a modified Wright Model G AeroboatĀ on the Great Miami River in Dayton. Orville was at the controls and 30 feet in the air … Continue reading

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