Monday, May 20, 2013

Lindbergh enroute

May 20, 1927 was a big day for Mayberry.  Charles Lindbergh, in his Mayberry funded "Spirit of St. Louis" airplane, took off from Long Island, New York's Roosevelt Field headed north then southeast towards Paris, France.  Jimmy Stewart made it look easy.

Over time St. Louis  forgot Lucky Lindy, but one artefact remains.  Perhaps the worst airport in North America may be ours, Lambert International.  The airport, named for Mr. Albert Bond Lambert, a local nabob interested in flying and the scion of the creator of Listerine Mouthwash was Lindbergh's primary financial backer.    


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