LINDBERGHS LAND AT
SPEARMAN 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?"
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.
spread of the Lindberghs' landing, 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