Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wilbur Wright’s Birthplace

The Wilbur Wright birthplace home near Millville, Indiana.
In a sparsely populated area of East Central Indiana, in the midst of vast stretches of corn and soybean fields, you’ll find the birthplace of Wilbur Wright near Millville, Indiana. The house pictured here is a replica. The original farm house burned long ago. Alongside Wright’s birthplace you’ll find an excellent museum documenting Wright’s youth and the life of him and his brother Orville, culminating in the first controlled, sustained powered flights on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. I love this area of Indiana. The rural county roads are narrow and look very old. You’ll see many old farms and houses from the turn of the century. It also happens to be the highest part of Indiana with elevations running 1100 to over 1200 feet.

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