Ohio is ready to deliver its formal comeback to Connecticut’s claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight, defending what one witness described Wednesday as “a marketing brand of enormous value.”
A resolution repudiating Connecticut’s claim cleared its final committee hurdle Wednesday. Senate passage was expected and its sponsor said the third state in the Wright fight—North Carolina—was supportive. The Wrights were born in Ohio and took their first flight off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
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