One of the most enigmatic pictures in Wright State University's collection of Wright Company photographs is one of a woman at a large table, sewing fabric for a Wright Flyer. The picture is interesting I included it in my book. Her name was Ida Holdgreve, but for decades little else was known about her.
Today we know a lot more about one of the world's first female aircraft manufacturing workers, thanks to a reader who attended my book launch at Books & Co back in June.Read more
A few weeks ago, WHIO Reports focused on the Wright brothers' factory. Program host Jim Otte interviewed Dean Alexander, superintendent of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park; Tony Sculimbrene, executive director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, and me to discuss the factory, its history and its future on the Sunday TV news program. Watch the video:Read more