Little Falls in Morrison County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Boyhood Farm of Charles Lindbergh
A Home Becomes A Park
The landscape before you is the farm where Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the famous aviator, spent his youth. Lindbergh completed the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight on May 21, 1927.
This land was donated to the State by the Lindbergh family shortly afterward. It was their wish that the land be preserved as a state park in honor of the aviator's father, Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., lawyer and U.S. Congressman. The Lindbergh home has been designated as a National Historic District [sic - Landmark] and is managed by the Minnesota Historical Society.
"I believe our civilization's latest advance is symbolized by the park rather than by satellites and space travel." - Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.
A Farmer's Fields
During World War I, Lindbergh left high school to farm full time - a good arrangement, since he was bored by formal study. He received credit for running the farm and graduated on schedule.
From 1918 until 1920, Lindbergh raised cattle, hogs, sheep, geese, ducks and chickens on the family's 110 acres. He grew oats, wheat, and other crops to aid the war effort, always exploring ways to increase yields.
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Charles August Lindbergh with his son, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, ca. 1910.
Flock of sheep, ca. 1910
Harry Darius Ayer (1878-1966), Minnesota Historical Society
Lindbergh spent the summers of his boyhood here with his mother, Evangeline, and wintered in Washington, D.C., where his father worked. As a teenager Lindbergh lived here year-round and even ran the farm.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh with his mother Eva, ca. 1910.
Minnesota Historical Society
Erected by Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources.
Location. 45° 57.469′ N, 94° 23.426′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, Minnesota, in Morrison County. Touch for map. Marker is about 700 feet SW of the Charles A. Lindbergh State Park entrance station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1620 Lindbergh Drive South, Little Falls MN 56345, United States of America.
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); Childhood Memories of a Magical Place (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 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.