Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 15

April 15, 1926 – “In April 1926, the Robertson Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis won a government contract to carry mail between St. Louis and Chicago. Robertson’s chief pilot, Charles Lindbergh, inaugurated the route on [this date].”

“Lindbergh twice had to parachute to safety from his airmail plane. Both times, however, he salvaged most of the mail from the wreckage and put the bags onto Chicago-bound trains.”

Plaque located at Lindbergh family home, Little Falls, Minn.

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