(September 26, 1927)Four months after his record-setting trans-Atlantic solo flight, Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) landed here for one hour and thirty-six minutes during a nationwide publicity tour. Touching down at Kingsolving Field (now the site of Abilene Zoo) after an almost nine-hour flight from Santa Fe, "Lucky Lindy" was given a hero's welcome by thousands of West Texans. His famous Ryan Monoplane, "Spirit of St. Louis," was taxied into a fenced area and surrounded by National Guard Troops for protection. An escort plane landed later.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 436060 N 3586287|
|Decimal Degrees||32.41181667, -99.67998333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 24.709', W 99° 40.799'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 24' 42.54" N, 99° 40' 47.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2710-2798 Airport Parking Cir, Abilene TX 79602, US|
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