A Flight Into History

A Flight Into History (HM12TK)

Location: Chanute, KS 66720 Neosho County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.898', W 95° 27.177'

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Chanute - Wright Memorial

Our city was named after Octave Chanute, a noted engineer who designed railroads throughout the United States. He also built the first bridge over the Missouri River at Kansas City.

He was a mentor and friend to Wilbur and Orville Wright. His book, "Progress In Flying Machines" (1894), was a major reference for them.

This sculpture represents the first controlled and powered flight by the Wrights and the first for mankind. It happened on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, a windswept island off North Carolina.


Chanute - Wright Memorial
A gift to our hometown
from the
High School Class of 1941
& Friends
Designed by Robert Blunk
Constructed by Leland Trout
December 17, 2003
HM NumberHM12TK
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Chanute High School Class of 1941 and Friends
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 283692 N 4173323
Decimal Degrees37.68163333, -95.45295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.898', W 95° 27.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 53.88" N, 95° 27' 10.62" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27 W Main St, Chanute KS 66720, US
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