Wilbur and Orville Wright get credit for the first successful powered flight, at Kitty Hawk, N.C., but Octave Chanute earned accolades, too, for helping the Wrights get it right.
A replica of Octave Chanute's glider, which helped inspire the Wright brothers' famous first successful flight, seems to soar above the exhibit space at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
Endangered buildings are sometimes in the eyes and beliefs of the beholders.
I'm still waiting for Joe Biden to call, if only to apologize for not saying "Hi" when he was in Porter County two weeks ago. But we have confirmation he was, indeed, at the airport and the Chesterton DQ.
After months of research and listening to hundreds of residents, public officials and others, the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan succeeded for the first time in coalescing the region around a truly awe-inspiring vision of our future with unexpected insights like:
When Octave Chanute glided from the top of a dune on Miller Beach in 1896, he not only flew into aviation history, but also, in many ways, into oblivion as well.
Is it possible the children of Northwest Indiana will discover the immense human treasure that exists in our region?
I have somewhere a set of six glasses issued in 1956 as part of the 50th anniversary of the city of Gary that list it as the "City of the Century."
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