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Charles Lindbergh and Will Rogers stand with a Ford Tri-Motor at the Grand Canyon Red Butte Airport during the summer of 1928. (Photo/AZ Historical Society)

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Williams aviation history part I: Charles Lindbergh makes pit stop in Williams

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first aviator to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh’s feat gained him immediate, international fame. Americans and Europeans idolized the shy, slim young man and showered him with honors.