Friday, November 10, 2023


The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park contains a full size mock-up of the Spirit of St. Louis. It's the famous aircraft that Charles Lindbergh flew from Long Island, New York, to Paris in 1927. Lindbergh and the plane gained huge fame for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. The pilot lived in St. Louis at the time and the project was largely funded by his friends at the St. Louis Raquette Club.


Barbara Rogers said...

Isn't the original in the Smithsonian? Somehow I thought so. But I'm so amazed at how Lindberg had such perseverance to take that little plane so far!

William Kendall said...

Makes sense to have a replica there.