March 21, 1928

President Coolidge presented Charles Lindbergh with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Charles Lindbergh Air Mail Spirit of St. Louis

December 10, 1929

Direct air mail service began between St. Louis and New York.

Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis

September 30, 1926

With engine failure in his mail plane, Lucky Lindy (Charles Lindbergh) glided in for a safe landing in a farm field.  Two weeks earlier his plane ran out of gas near Chicago and he was forced to bail out.

Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis

February 14, 1928

When news broke that Charles Lindbergh was returning home from his goodwill tour of Mexico and South America, 100,000 people crowded the St. Louis riverfront to welcome him. When he saw the crowd, Lindbergh put on a stunt-flying show for them.