The summer of 1996 marked the centennial of Chanute's experiments in the Indiana
Dunes. Folks from all over the country converged on Marquette Park for a celebration
and test flights of Chanute glider replicas on July 27, 1996
The celebration was sponsored by the Chanute-Aquatorium
an organization dedicated to restoring the 1920's vintage bathhouse
on Miller Beach and creating a museum to Chanute's glider experiments and the Tuskegee
Airmen of World War II
If you have further interest in the invention of
the airplane, Gary Bradshaw is building a very ambitious site devoted to that subject.
The site features a gallery of pre-Wright brothers inventors and experimenters,
as well as a digital library of Wright photographs from the Library of Congress.
"To Fly is Everything.."
is the 'front page' of this web site and has a number of Chanute's writings,
including Progress in Flying Machines
that was published in 1894.
A good deal of the material on these Chanute Pages dovetail with the history of
the invention of the airplane. To provide links between the Chanute Pages and "To
Fly is Everything..." you may encounter the icon
which is a link to relevant material in Gary's pages.
At 'To Fly is Everything..." is the Chanute-Wright correspondence
from 1900 to 1910 which is vital to understanding
the relationship between Chanute and the Wright brothers. That correspondence is
also a primary source of descriptions of the Wright brothers experiments and eventual