Wedron, Illinois: Charles Lindbergh Crash Site #1
- N. 3372 Rd, Wedron, IL
- I-80 exit 93. Drive north on Hwy 71 for three miles, turn left at the sign for Wedron onto N. 2153rd Rd. There is also a sign indicating Historical Marker. Drive for about 2 miles to N. 3372 Rd. and turn left, turn left again at about 1/8 mile onto E. 2072 Rd. Marker will be right next to the white barn about 100 feet away, directly across from the big white farmhouse. There is also a gravel road that will get you there. It's on the left just before the intersection with N. 3372 Rd, and it has a sign indicating the Lindbergh site. But the granite marker is accessible via paved roads.
A tombstone-like monument marks the first of two places in Illinois where Sky King Lindy fell to earth, but not fatally. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Charles Lindbergh Crash Site #1
In 1926, Charles Lindbergh was flying a mail plane from St. Louis to Chicago when his aircraft crashed in a field near the Fox River by Wedron. Lindbergh parachuted to safety. A farm family a few hundred yards away took in Lindbergh for the night. The family's house still stands, with a marker in front of the house noting the crash.[Dan Churney, 08/06/2006]