Camp Wood in Real County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Charles A. Lindbergh in Texas
Two weeks after visiting Camp Wood, he became a U.S. Air Service cadet at Brooks Field, San Antonio. He completed advanced flight training at Kelly Field in 1925. On May 20-21, 1927, he made the first solo flight from New York to Paris, to world acclaim.
Later in 1927, he returned to Texas, surveying the first commercial transcontinental air route through Amarillo; in 1929, he inaugurated U.S.-Mexico airmail in Brownsville. A great aviation pioneer, he drew up and proved many major world air routes. He flew in combat in World War II; collaborated in
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 808.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1924.
Location. 29° 40.255′ N, 100° 0.772′ W. Marker is in Camp Wood, Texas, in Real County. Marker is on Nueces Street (State Highway 55) south of 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Wood TX 78833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Private Frank Marshall, C.S.A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Mission San Lorenzo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Camp Wood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spreading the Faith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Protecting the Faith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Mission San Lorenzo De La Santa Cruz (approx. 0.4 miles away); Provisioning the Faith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Resisting the Faith (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Wood.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 214 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.