In April 1923, when my father was 12 years old, Charles Lindbergh made a forced landing here in Maben, Mississippi, Oktibbeha county, 18 miles west of Starkville, and Mississippi State University. Mr. Lindbergh, was then a very young man flying to Texas and his fuel was running low. He landed in a field south of maben, Mississippi, and in what looked like sagebrush. One of his wheels rolled in an unseen ditch and his plane rocked, and his propellor was broke. Mr. Lindbergh stayed here in Maben, Mississippi and ordered a new propellor. when his new propellor arrived, he stayed a few more days, and took up passengers, for a charge of $5.00 each. I knew a lot of the people who went up with him, and am related to them too. The house where Mr. Lindbergh stayed here in Maben, Mississippi, is now owned by my cousin. I have a vidieo on you tube showing the house in Maben, Mississippi where Mr. Lindbergh stayed, and also, a picture of the sign, the Maben Chamber of Commerce placed near the spot Mr. Lindbergh landed. I can send them to anyone if they want them.
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