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Maben in Webster County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charles Lindbergh Landing Site

 
 
Charles Lindbergh Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 22, 2020
1. Charles Lindbergh Landing Site Marker
Inscription.  On May 18, 1923, Lindbergh landed his "Jenny" northeast of here and damaged the propeller. He waited in Maben for a new one, then spent several days selling excursion rides at five dollars each to defray his expenses.
 
Erected 1987 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 32.718′ N, 89° 5.905′ W. Marker is in Maben, Mississippi, in Webster County. Marker is on State Highway 15 0.8 miles north of U.S. 82, on the left when traveling north. Maben is in Oktibbeha County but the marker is just over the border in Webster County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maben MS 39750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natchez Trace at Mathiston (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Natchez Trace Parkway (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pigeon Roost (approx. 3.4 miles away);
Charles Lindbergh Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 22, 2020
2. Charles Lindbergh Landing Site Marker
Line Creek (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 7.8 miles away); Eupora (approx. 9.8 miles away); Webster County Courthouse (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Great Eastern Hardwood Forest (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Charles Lindbergh. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 26, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
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3. Charles Lindbergh
<i>Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.'s "Jenny" with broken propeller. Probably at Maben, Mississippi.</i> image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society, 1923
4. Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.'s "Jenny" with broken propeller. Probably at Maben, Mississippi.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4. submitted on August 27, 2020. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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