He was also deeply religious, a Sunday School teacher, an active supporter of the temperance movement, and enjoyed conveying his thoughts and ideas on these and a host of other topics in the column he wrote for the Root company’s beekeepers trade journal, Gleanings in Bee Culture. It was to be he of all people, the Ohio bee man, who would recognize as no one yet had the genius of the Wrights and the full importance of their flying machine. He would describe in detail what he saw happen at Huffman Prairie, and further, he would describe it accurately. It was not the Dayton papers that finally broke the story— or the Chicago Tribune or the New York Times or Scientific American— but Amos Root’s own Gleanings in Bee Culture. McCullough, David. The Wright Brothers (p. 118). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition. McCullough, David. The Wright Brothers (pp. 117-118). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.

— obscure paper breaks story of Wright flight  

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