|Woods near camp at Kitty Hawk, 1900.|
The actual location of the first flight was some four miles away in what is now known as Kill Devil Hills but newspapers had picked up the dateline of Kitty Hawk.
Wright Brothers National Memorial and Visitor Center and the Memorial Pylon are nearby reminders of the days when Orville and Wilbur Wright made this area their headquarters.
Called Chickahauk by native Indians, some believe "Kitty Hawk" is the closest English pronunciation of the Indian phrase meaning "goose hunting grounds" .....more about the name.
|Wilbur Wright gliding, 1901.|