1927: Thousand of people — and cacti — greet Lindbergh

Twenty thousand people greeted Charles A. Lindbergh when he landed at Davis-Monthan Airfield on Sept. 23, 1927 to dedicate city's new airport. At that time, Davis-Monthan was the nation's largest municipal airport. He posed for photos in front of the "Spirit of Tucson," a cactus model of Lindbergh's plane made by Tucson florist Hal Burns.
March 17, 2010 5:50 pm  • 

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