- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) - Visitors are being invited to see part of the interior of the six-story national monument marking the Outer Banks spot where powered flight was born.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports (https://bit.ly/1N1mEDV) a small, round room inside the base of the Wright Brothers National Memorial will open weekly this summer. Guides will talk about the monument’s history, including how Orville Wright wanted no part of the opening celebrations.

The triangular granite pylon stands 60 feet tall on top of a 90-foot hill to mark where the Wright brothers proved in 1903 that machines could carry humans airborne.

The tower itself has been closed for two decades except for special events. The stairwell is too narrow if emergency help is needed and the steps are not wide enough for adult feet.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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