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

Lindbergh Field

 
 
Lindbergh Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, 3\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.
 
Location. 39° 49.45′ N, 89° 43.233′ W. Marker is in Springfield, 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.
 
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); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 3.5 miles away); Building the Lincoln Tomb (approx. 3.5 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's. Tomb (approx. 3.5 miles away); Temporary Tombs (approx. 3.5 miles away); Reconstruction and Renovation (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
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
Former Site of Lindbergh Field with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, March 13, 2011
2. Former Site of Lindbergh Field with Marker
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.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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