More Wright Brothers artifacts verified at ECU
(Sept. 12, 2011)
A set of shooting targets made and used by Orville and Wilbur Wright at their Kitty Hawk camp have been verified by an East Carolina University history professor and are on display at the university.
When the brothers were not testing their flying machines or hunkering down to wait out storms, Orville and Wilbur Wright used their 22-caliber Marlin repeating rifle for target practice. And they made bets as to who was the better shot, according to Dr. Larry E. Tise, Orville and Wilbur Wright Distinguished Professor of History at ECU. Read more...