"...the invention [of the airplane] came from such an unexpected quarter. The Wrights had no special training in science or engineering. While both were well educated, neither had completed the formal coursework required for his high school diploma. Before the summer of 1899, they seemed the most ordinary of men.
That was part of their fascination. They were the quintessential Americans, whose success seemed compounded of hard work, perseverance, and common sense, with a liberal dollop of Yankee ingenuity - raised to the level of genius."
Tom Crouch, Wright brothers biographer
Two seemingly ordinary brothers, who daily walked three blocks to work from this home over to their business on West Third Street, invented a machine that would impact the lives of billions of people.
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Hawthorne Street looking south, 1910