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Monona in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Royal Airport / Charles Lindbergh

 
 
Royal Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 19, 2009
1. Royal Airport Marker
Inscription.
Royal Airport
The site of an airplane landing field, hangars, flying schools and stunt shows, this field was the center of Madison aviation from 1926 to 1938, mainly through the efforts of Howard Morey and his founding of Madison Airways Corporation. Later known as Royal Airways Corporation, it provided the first passenger service to Chicago, while Northwest Airways Inc. provided the first airmail service from this former farmland. The 100 foot wide hangar, built in 1926, could house 17 planes.

Charles Lindbergh
Royal Airport, then called Pennco Field, welcomed Charles Lindbergh and the "Spirit of St. Louis" in a triumphal visit to Madison in 1927, three months after his historic trans-Atlantic solo flight. He circled the field three times, and then banked into a perfect landing at exactly 2:00 PM. Lindbergh returned to Madison in 1928 to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. On each visit, Lindbergh strongly advocated the commercial development of aviation in Madison.
 
Erected 2005 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 498.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.724′ 
Charles Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, August 12, 2009
2. Charles Lindbergh Marker
N, 89° 21.201′ W. Marker is in Monona, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on South Towne Drive 0.1 miles east of Frazier Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. South Towne Mall currently occupites the site of Royal Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paunack Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Black Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Outlet Mound (approx. one mile away); George Nichols Home - Circa 1878 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bungalowen (approx. 1.1 miles away); Monona Lake Assembly Normal Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Olin-Turville Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Heritage of the Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monona.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
 
Royal Airport Marker attached photo image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 19, 2009
3. Royal Airport Marker attached photo
Royal Airport
Charles Lindbergh's "The Spirit of St. Louis"
Pennco Field, 1927
Royal Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 19, 2009
4. Royal Airport Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,200 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on August 12, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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