Charles Lindbergh


April 15, 1926: Charles Lindbergh Visits Springfield

It was the early days of aviation, and Springfield’s postmaster saw the potential in mail delivery by air. Postmaster William Conkling pushed for a Springfield stop in the inaugural run of a Chicago to St. Louis airmail route. Conkling produced a special one-day-only cancellation stamp and a special airmail envelope...
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Born in Michigan: 1927 Aviation Hero Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh was born in a home at 1120 W. Forest Drive in Detroit on February 4, 1902. I say “a home” because it didn't belong to his was in the home of Charles' mother's father, a dentist named Charles Land. Charles' mother, Evangeline, lived in Michigan with her...