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Near Bradfordton in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lindbergh Field

 
 
Lindbergh Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Senalik, March 13, 2011
1. Lindbergh Field Marker
Inscription.  
"Site of"
1st Airport in Sangamon County

Lindbergh Field

April 1926 to 1929

 
Erected 1968 by Springfield Airport Authority and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1926.
 
Location. 39° 49.45′ N, 89° 43.233′ W. Marker is near Bradfordton, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on Hazlett Rd, 0.4 miles north of Illinois Highway 97, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Illinois State Military Museum (approx. 2.8 miles away); Our Fallen Illinois Service Members (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lincoln the Leader (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Yates (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Camp Yates (approx. 3 miles away); Ninian Edwards (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Mound (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sangamo Electric Co. War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away).
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More about this marker. Springfield's first airport, developed by the Chamber of Commerce, was located on this 35-acre tract of land. In April, 1926, Charles A. Lindbergh, chief pilot for Robertson Aircraft, St. Louis, assisted in selecting the field. He flew mail to Springfield on the St. Louis-Chicago route until he began preparing for his solo trans-Atlantic flight of May 20, 1927. On August 15 of that year the field was named in his honor. It was used until 1929.
 
Lindbergh Field Marker image. Click for full size.
courtesy Sangamon Valley Collection, November 17, 1973
2. Lindbergh Field Marker
No longer at the location
Former Site of Lindbergh Field with Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Senalik, March 13, 2011
3. Former Site of Lindbergh Field with Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.   2. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.   3. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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