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Gleanings in Bee Culture, January 1, 1905

This issue of the Medina, Ohio based beekeeping magazine has the distinction of publishing the first eyewitness account of the Wright Brothers' historic manned flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. A. I. Root, the publisher of Gleanings in Bee Culture and a longtime friend of the flight pioneers, was permitted to write this first account and sent it off to "Scientific American." After nearly a year of silence on the part of the magazine, Root wrote its editor, who responded that it was difficult to believe that the event had actually occurred and that even if it had, the airplane would never have any practical application. When Root showed this response to the Wright Brothers, they suggested that he go ahead and publish it in his beekeeping magazine.


 

The Phillips Beekeeping CollectionEarly European BooksOn This Side of the AtlanticL.L. Langstroth's JournalQuinby's New BeekeepingGleanings in Bee CultureThe Illustrated BeeAcknowledgements

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