Little Falls in Morrison County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
"I never deserted the farm as the ultimate goal of my return - and there is my home when I am home, for the farm unquestionably is the best of all places to live, and it affords the most independence." Thus wrote Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., about his home here on the bank of the Mississippi River.
C.A. Lindbergh was born in Sweden in 1859. One year later, his father, August Lindbergh, a former member of the Swedish Parliament, brought his wife and infant son to a farm near Melrose, Minnesota, where C.A. grew up. He came to Little Falls as a young lawyer, became a prominent member of the community, and served five terms as a United States Congressman from 1907 until 1917.
Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., who became world famous in 1927 when he flew nonstop and alone from New York to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis, spent his boyhood summers here in this house built by his father in 1907. In the years following his landmark achievement in aviation he had an active career in exploration, scientific research, writing, and conservation.
In 1931, the Lindbergh family gave this house and 110 acres of land
Erected 1985 by Minnesota Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Air & Space • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Minnesota Historical Society, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 45° 57.537′ N, 94° 23.277′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, Minnesota, in Morrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Lindbergh Drive South and the entrance to Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, on the left when traveling south on Lindbergh Drive South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1620 Lindbergh Drive South, Little Falls MN 56345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lindbergh State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); A Boyhood on the Mississippi (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Falls and the Mississippi River (about 400 feet away); Tenant Farmer House (about 400 feet away); WPA Water Tower & Shelter Building (about 700 feet away); Childhood Memories of a Magical Place (about 800 feet away); The Boyhood Farm of Charles LindberghThe WPA Builds a Park in the Rustic Style (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
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Also see . . . Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site MN. (Submitted on October 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on October 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.