Did you know that Charles Lindbergh and “Spirit of St. Louis” visited Northern Nevada? This photo from our collection is not crisp and clear, but worth a mention given the historic connection. From the Reno Gazette Journal, September 1927:

Famous pilot Col. Charles Lindbergh landed his single engine, monoplane, the “Spirit of St. Louis”, at Blanchfield Field in September 1927, as part of the national celebration of his successful transatlantic flight in May.

Blanchfield Field, was originally  known as the Reno Air Mail Field,  located west of the current Reno Airport where the golf course on Plumas Street now stands.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *