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    National Memorial North Carolina

National Public Lands Day at Wright Brothers NM

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Date: October 12, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

National Park Service staff of the Outer Banks Group, along with a volunteer from Manteo High School, recently participated in a belated National Public Lands Day event at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The voluntary clean-up, a concerted effort by park staff to prepare the grounds of the Memorial for several special events to take place later in October, had previously been scheduled for late September but was postponed due to excessive rain.

Did You Know?

The glider with Big Kill Devil Hill in 1902

In 1902, the Wrights made 250 glides in just two days and tallied more than 1,000 glides in one month. From the hills, they perfected the art of soaring and control of the aircraft.