Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Mail Must Go Thru

While out visiting sites in LaSalle county we stumbled across a unique little monument.  Sitting next to a barn of a dirt road is a marker commemorating a plane crash. Normally this would hardly be worthy of note, but when the pilot happens to be Charles Lindbergh.......

From the marker, "On September 16th, 1926 Twenty Four year old Charles Lindbergh was forced to parachute out of his plane when it ran out of fuel" At the time he was just one more airmail pilot out of many. Eight months later he was famous world wide for crossing solo across the Atlantic ocean in the Spirit of St. Louis.

This marker is one of two in Illinois that showcase the exploits of a young, courageous man who was an early pioneer in aviation folklore.

On a side note, the Boss came out while we were photographing and gave her stamp of approval to our activities. But it must have been boring because she went back to the front porch and went back to sleep.

1 comment:

  1. I was aware of the event, but had no knowledge of the marker nor do I know where it is. Neat find, John


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