The industrial city of Dayton, Ohio, may seem like an unlikely destination for global travelers. But it was in Dayton that the Wright brothers designed and built the first heavier-than-air flying machines, inventions so profound and influential that schoolchildren may still be learning their names in a thousand years. And for those fascinated by the Wrights’ invention and its follow-ons, Dayton is hallowed ground….
If people are still talking about the Wright brothers in 1,000 years, chances are Dayton will be mentioned in the next breath. There are plenty of reasons why.
Read the article in Air and Space Smithsonian.