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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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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.