Wright brothers Alabama park

Arts & Life
5:29 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Montgomery to Dedicate Park to Wright Brothers

Orville and Wilbur Wright
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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.