American Renaissance 2010 Conference
Hey, thanks Henry Ford. Among the many interesting connections in the life and friendship of Henry Ford with Charles Lindbergh is the fact that Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, were the first to fly Ford's new air transport, the Ford Tri-motor, on the new transcontinental air/rail route. Charles and Anne flew the Tri-motor from Los Angeles to Winslow, Arizona.
A bunch of us from WhiteNewsNow are attending Jared Taylor's Feb. 19-21, 2010 American Renaissance Conference in Herndon, Virginia. While we're there, we'll be taking some side trips to view planes flown by Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Two of them are in the Air and Space Museum on the Capital Mall, facing the National Gallery of Art.
The Spirit of St. Louis is floating in the middle of the main hall, suspended on wires, and is the most popular exhibit the Smithsonian and Air and Space Museum own. The second plane is on the second floor balcony right next to the Spirt of St. Louis. It's the floatplane that Anne and Charles flew across the north and south Atlantic, north Pacific, and Caribeean, named "Ting-miss-ar-toq". That plane is a two-seater open cockpit. The bravery of flying such a plane across the freezing north Pacific and Arctic, and Atlantic, is astonishing.
The biplane banner shows the Curtiss Jenny that Lindbergh flew for two years before his May 20-21, 1927 flight from New York to Paris. That's a 24 cent U.S. postage stamp, catalog number C6.
The banner of Lindbergh standing in front of a white airplane is from a photograph I need to identify. Ann Morrow Lindbergh is so much shorter than Charles, that even though she is in this photograph, I couldn't get here into the banner.
The WhiteNewsNow banner showing a United States Medal of Honor is, in fact, Charles A. Lindbergh's actual Medal of Honor. I'm not sure where it is stored, but probably in the Lindbergh museum in St. Louis. I made these banners to honor Lindbergh's birthday tomorrow, Feb. 4. Lindbergh's parents lived in their new house in Little Falls, Minnesota when their first child, Charles, was born. But they travelled to Detroit, Michigan to be with Evangeline Land Lindbergh's family home in an all-White Detroit for the delivery, since Evangeline's family included physicians. Little Falls was a small town in Minnesota on the Mississippi River, upstream from Minneapolis.