Wright brothers http://apr.org en Montgomery to Dedicate Park to Wright Brothers http://apr.org/post/montgomery-dedicate-park-wright-brothers-0 <p>Montgomery officials hope the heroics of American aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright will help boost the city's image.</p><div><p>The famous brothers spent less than a year in Montgomery in 1910 running the nation's first civilian flight school.</p><p>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.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:29:28 +0000 The Associated Press 32441 at http://apr.org Montgomery to Dedicate Park to Wright Brothers