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Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio. They spent long hours conducting experiments on the Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Eventually they started their own flying school there. Today, their memorial overlooks Huffman Prairie.

Numerous museums are built in honor of the Wright brothers with indoor and outdoor exhibits educating viewers on their flight discovery. Other sites are located in Dayton recognizing Wilbur and Orville Wright. Even the original Wright Cycle Company is still standing.

Ohio is famous for the Wright brothers, but there are other Daytonians that have contributed to its fame. Paul Laurence Dunbar (African-American writer/poet), Charles F. Kettering (invented automatic self-starter for automobiles), and James Ritty (invented the cash register) are just several of the many who have shaped Dayton, Ohio into a melting pot of dreams and invention.


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