Wedron, Illinois: Charles Lindbergh Crash Site #1

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Address:
N. 3372 Rd, Wedron, IL
Directions:
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.
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Charles Lindbergh Crash Site #1

A tombstone-like monument marks the first of two places in Illinois where Sky King Lindy fell to earth, but not fatally.

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Charles Lindbergh crash site

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]

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