Little Falls in Morrison County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Childhood Memories of a Magical Place
Introspective and inventive, Lindbergh explored the rivers and woods, making his own fun most days. In the "usual good weather of a Minnesota summer," Lindbergh spent most of his time outdoors. He avidly collected rocks, butterflies, feathers and other natural objects.
When he started to build rafts to navigate the big river, the Mississippi, his dog became a faithful co-explorer.
Imaginations Soar Outdoors
The farm was a magical place for young Lindbergh. Here he dreamed, imagined, and invented.
"When I was a child on our Minnesota farm," Lindbergh once wrote, "I spent hours lying on my back in high timothy and redtop... How wonderful it would be, I'd thought, if I had an airplane... I would ride on the wind and be part of the sky."
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Charles Lindbergh with his dog "Dingo," ca. 1910.
Minnesota Historical Society
Young Charles Lindbergh on a raft, 1912.
Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
John M. Noble, Minnesota Historical Society
Erected 2009 by Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Environment • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 57.469′ N, 94° 23.426′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, Minnesota, in Morrison County. Marker is about 700 feet SW of the Charles A. Lindbergh State Park entrance station. 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. The WPA Builds a Park in the Rustic Style (here, next to this marker); The Boyhood Farm of Charles Lindbergh (here, next to this marker); WPA Water Tower & Shelter Building (a few steps from this marker); Big White Pine (within shouting distance of this marker); Tenant Farmer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lindbergh House (about 800 feet away); Lindbergh State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Boyhood on the Mississippi (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Charles A. Lindbergh State Park MN. (Submitted on October 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Charles A. Lindbergh History. (Submitted on October 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.