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91.7 FM WVXU • April 2018

In the spring of 1796, three parties pioneered north into unknown wilderness, their Cincinnati home fading behind them. After a 10-day adventure up the Great Miami River—through mysterious, perilous, unknown wilderness— these pioneers reached their destination. The woman believed to be the first off the boat, Catherine Benham Van Cleve Thompson, is now recognized for being the great-great grandmother of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Both Dayton and the Wright brothers are unequivocally tied to the city of Cincinnati. This is how.

>> LISTEN TO THE FULL STORY [HERE]. This story aired on Morning Edition on WVXU, 91.87 FM, Cincinnati’s renowned NPR affiliate.