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Macomb County Bicentennial

“Lucky Lindy” Returns To Selfridge Field

-Posted on February 7, 2018
 

(from Summer, 2014 Macomb Now Magazine)

By Denis LeDuc

It was a heady age, the 1920s! The Doughboys were home, factories were humming, the stock market and hemlines were rising, and the ebullient strains of jazz filled the streets. Young, vigorous Americans thought they could accomplish anything, and so did an obscure U.S. Postal Service pilot flying the airmail route from St. Louis to Chicago

Pioneer aviator Charles A. Lindbergh was born Feb. 4, 1902 in Detroit and raised on a Minnesota farm. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin but grew bored and left to pursue his dream of flight.

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