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It was from this 90-foot tall North Carolina hill on December 17, 1903 that the Wright brothers made the first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine.

Standing atop Kill Devil Hill today is a A 60-foot tall granite monument. This National Memorial is under the direction of the National Park Service and was dedicated in 1932. Besides the monument there is a visitor's center/museum, reconstructed buildings from the Wright brother's camp, markers indicating where the first flight took place, and a 3000-foot airstrip.

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