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Spearman in Hansford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lindberghs Land at Spearman

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Lindberghs Land at Spearman Marker
Inscription. At ten minutes before 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 1934, a small monocoupe airplane landed in a pasture about 1/4 mile west of this site. The pilot taxied his craft to a stop near a windmill, deplaned, and asked the curious resident, "Lady, can I park my plane in your back yard?"

The day proved a momentous one for Spearman residents. The pilot was Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974), traveling from California to New York with his wife, Anne. With about one hundred miles worth of fuel left in his plane, Lindbergh chose to stop in this small community to refuel in order to avoid the inevitable crowds his arrival would cause in a larger town. A passing motorist was sent into town to purchase fuel for the airplane while the Lindberghs rested, enjoyed refreshments, and gave their hostess a tour of the airplane.

As news of the Lindberghs' landing spread, school children were excused from classes to see the famous aviator and watch the plane depart two hours later. Although brief in duration, the visit by Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh to this small rural community was a significant local event.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3086.)
 
Location. 36° 10.731′ N, 101° 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Lindberghs Land at Spearman Marker
12.75′ W. Marker is in Spearman, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is on State Highway 207 0.3 miles south of County Route 24, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spearman TX 79081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House (approx. 1 miles away); Spearman (approx. 1.7 miles away); Robert E. (Bob) Martin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brandt Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brick Streets of Spearman (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hansford County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hansford Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of Hansford County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spearman.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Lindberghs Land at Spearman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Lindberghs Land at Spearman Marker
View south on highway 207.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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