Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dayton Aviation Sites - OH - USA - UNESCO TENTATIVE

Along with the Alaska card, Judy sent me two more postcards, both from sites that are trying to enter the UNESCO WHS list. The Dayton Aviation Sites is example of a tentative site that to be honest I don't understand - of course the Wright Brothers were very important to the development of the plane and the possibility  of human flight (along with other aviation pioneers, like the Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont), but should some old cow pastures become World Heritage Sites because 11o years ago a homemade plane was able to leap 50m? Of course the work of those brave men must be preserved and remembered, but I wonder, is the local really that important? Well, the important thing is that it is another site that I do add to my collection - Thank you Judy! This postcard took 20 days to arrive!

Dayton Aviation Sites - OHIO - USA - UNESCO TENTATIVE
This proposed serial nomination includes the four above-named sites associated with the Wright Brothers' pioneering efforts in human flight, in and around the city of Dayton.  The first three components are part of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park System, although Huffman Prairie is owned by the U.S. Air Force and Wright Hall by Dayton History.  Hawthorn Hill is owned by the Wright Family Foundation; there are plans to add the property to the park. 

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