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    New view of historic Wright factory

    Photo of two people Inside the Wright factory's front entrance. Photo by Terrell C. Flucas.

    Inside the Wright factory's front entrance. Photo by Terrell C. Flucas. Used with permission.

    I've been through the Wright Company factory many times now, and I've found myself taking fewer and fewer pictures each time.

    It was a pleasant experience to go through it Thursday with a small group that included Terrell C. Flucas, a local photographer.

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    What's in the Wright brothers' factory?

    Historic photo showing airplanes being built in the Wright Company factory in 1911.

    General Assembly Department, Wright Company Factory, 1911. Courtesy Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries

    The next tour of the Wright brothers' factory is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2017. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it's free and no registration is required. We only ask that you wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the conditions, and sign a hold-harmless form required by the property owner.

    But don't expect the factory to look as it does in this photo, taken in 1911 when the Wright Company was in full swing and Dayton craftsmen were turning wood, wire, fabric and fittings into machines that could fly through the air.

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