Montgomery to dedicate park to Wright brothers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery officials hope the heroics of American aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright will help boost the city's image.
The famous brothers spent less than a year in Montgomery in 1910 running the nation's first civilian flight school.
The Wright brothers weren't in Montgomery long, but they left a lasting legacy in Alabama's capital city. Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author of a book about the brothers' time there, said Maxwell Air Force Base can trace its beginnings to the Wrights' Montgomery stint.
City officials plan to dedicate a park next month to memorialize the Wright brothers.