National Park Mystery Photo 18 Revealed: The Wright Brothers Memorial
Yes, this week's Mystery Photo was none other than of the Wright Brothers Memorial at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio.
I suppose this could be considered something of a trick Mystery Photo, as there also happens to be a Wright Brothers National Memorial in the National Park System, but you have to go to Ohio -- where Orville and Wilbur Wright were born and raised -- to see this memorial. (The other one is in North Carolina.)
Interestingly, one of the neat things about this week's photo is that the National Park Service has a companion image of when the memorial was dedicated in 1940. In attendance was none other than Orville Wright!
Of course, the Wright brothers brought us manned flight. They achieved it among the sand dunes at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where, after four years of experimentation they achieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903.