Lindberghs Land at Spearman

Lindberghs Land at Spearman (HM1RCK)

Location: Spearman, TX 79081 Hansford County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.731', W 101° 12.75'

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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?"
The day 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.
As news of the Lindberghs' landing spread, 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 event.
Marker Number3086
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 301028 N 4006054
Decimal Degrees36.17885000, -101.21250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.731', W 101° 12.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 43.86" N, 101° 12' 45" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 TX-207, Spearman TX 79081, US
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