Dayton proposes two more Wright Brothers sites for national historical park

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DAYTON, Ohio -— Under draft legislation being proposed for consideration by Congress, Hawthorn Hill —- the longtime home of aviation pioneer Orville Wright —- and the Wright brothers' airplane factory —- now part of Delphi Corp.'s Home Avenue auto parts plant —- would become part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

The Dayton-based Aviation Heritage Foundation, created at the direction of Congress, collectively promotes nine regional sites that Congress recognized in 2004 as the National Aviation Heritage Area. Those independently operated sites are a diverse mix including the national aviation park, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta and the Wright B Flyer Museum at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in Miamisburg.

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