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Admirers could keep Lindbergh's memory close at hand
with this fringed pillow cover or "sham." (ID 2001.155.25)

May 2002

Seventy-five years ago this month, a modest young man took off in his custom-built airplane and became one of the most legendary heroes of modern times. Charles Lindbergh became a celebrity in exactly thirty-three hours, thirty minutes, and thirty seconds, the time it took him to fly from New York to Paris. How did this college drop-out with a daredevil streak become the greatest hero of his age?

Learn more about Lindbergh!

Bob Casey, Curator of Transportation
Donna R. Braden, Lead Experience Developer

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