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Natonal Park Mystery Photo 36 Revealed: It Has A Nice Pattern To It


Rising high above the landscape where Wilbur and Orville Wright first took flight in a powered airplane, this monument was dedicated in 1932 to applaud the two men's accomplishment. Kurt Repanshek photo.

This interesting pattern is indeed man-made, and you can find it if you travel to eastern North Carolina.

There, at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, rises a cement edifice that honors the two aviation pioneers. Construction started on the monument in 1928, and was completed four years later. Today a sidewalk leads up to and circles the monument at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk.

If you're planning a visit to the memorial, take a look at our Traveler's Checklist for the site to help plan your visit.


You are invited to the International Centennial Celebration of Orville Wright's 1911 World Record Glider Flight, October 21-24, 2011.  The celebration will be held at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey's Ridge State Park.  You will see 1911 Wright Glider Replicas on exhibit and in flight; astronaut and NASA Exploration Experience with Moon Rock; Pilots in Sailplanes landing at Wright Brothers National Memorial; Historic Soaring Symposium led by Dr. Tom Crouch, National Air and Space Museum; Evening entertainment including a Street Party, Ragtime Gala and Landing Party; and a 1911 Glider Flight Commemoration on October 24.  DON'T MISS THIS! Details at

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