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Charles Lindbergh inspects his plane at Webber Field in Williams in 1928. This photo is a different plane than what is on the front page of the April 27, 1928 edition of The Williams News. (Williams Library Historical Photo Archive)


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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.

By Wendy Howell February 13, 2018
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