Expedition Team: Dave Miller
Date: April 1, 2023
Located on the grounds of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the Wright Brothers rode the interurban trolley Monday through Saturday during the 1904 and 1905 flying season to this cow pasture and worked on perfecting their flying machine. Although the original airplane hangar is not here, the Simms Station Platform for the trolley stop is here along with many informational kiosks, photos, an Ohio Historical Marker, and grassland. The trolley made it possible for the Wright Brothers to haul tools, materials and parts for their flying machines. I talked to an elderly man back in 1918 who told me his uncle drove the trolley and would pick the Wright Brothers up at Simms Station in the evening. The is the third site of six total sites that make up this National Historic Park.