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Historian to discuss anniversary of Lindbergh's flight

American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris on May 21, 1927, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris. His single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, flew the 3,600-mile journey in 33-and-a-half hours.

Historian David Jones returns by popular request to present a lecture and easy to follow PowerPoint slide show marking the 90th anniversary of Lindbergh's Atlantic flight.

Jones will share "Charles Lindbergh: Triumph, Tragedy and Controversy" for the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The program is open to the public, free of charge and handicap-accessible. All HCLL programs run from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and are held at their new venue, Park Theatre.

In 1927, Lindbergh became the first pilot to fly solo from New York to Paris. This feat made him one of the biggest celebrities of his time. However, his life following the flight was filled with tragedy and controversy. Jones will explore the complicated life of a complex man. ​

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