The copper bust of Orville Wright on the plaza of the Wright Brothers Monument atop Big Kill Devil Hill was apparently stolen overnight, and the granite base where it was mounted was also damaged.
Orville has been stolen! @WrightBrosNPS @News4OBX @obx_news @SamWalkerOBX @OBXConnection @OBXPhotos @currituck_obx pic.twitter.com/4nmnCIjvLl
— Samantha (@Samanth78434259) October 13, 2019
Samantha said she walked to the monument that is 90 feet above Kill Devil Hills to watch the sunrise on Sunday morning when she discovered the missing artifact.
The busts of both Orville and Wilbur Wright were once housed inside the monument, but were placed outside some years ago. The interior of the 60-foot-tall pylon now only opens for special events.
Comment from the National Park Service about the incident was not yet available. Stay with OBXToday.com for more updates.
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