Sunday, February 17, 2008

Charles Lindbergh & His Unexpected Stay in Maben

A photo in the Clarion Ledger caught my attention. It seems that Charles Lindbergh was en route to Texas in 1923 when he was forced to land in Maben and had to await parts to be delivered before resuming his journey. A good account of his journey can be found in Bruce A. Dziedzic's An Historical Overview of the Development of Oktibbeha County. [PDF file] The account is on pages 5-6, but the entire history is worth reading. There is an historical marker commemorating the famed aviator's landing. An account of the story can be found in Charles A. Lindbergh's book The Spirit of St. Louis (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998) at Google Books beginning around page 442.

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At 11:39 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

There is also the children's book Goodbye, Charles Lindbergh by Louise Borden. The annotation says, "A farm boy meets his hero, Colonel Charles Lindbergh, when he lands his bi-plane in a field near Canton, Mississippi, in 1929." :)

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Terry said...

I have pictures and vidieos of the house in Maben, Mississippi, where charles Lindburg stayed, when he landed in Maben. I can email them to anyone, who wants them. My email address is harpolew@bellsouth.net

 

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