Signs of HistorySM
Matthew Sellers, among first to experiment with gliding and power flight. Did this research at his home and laboratory, 6 mi. south, 1897-1911. Built most advanced wind tunnel of his day, 1903, to study lift and drag of various wing designs; and developed first use of retracting wheels, 1908, on powered plane said to be lightest ever flown. See over.

Photographs and research information courtesy of the 7th grade Social Studies Class from West Carter Middle School under the direction of Mr. Malcolm Carter.

To view research papers, and portfolio entries by Mr. Carter's class on this subject click here.

To view another picture of the area and this marker click here. (Photograph provided by Sherry Lowe)

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