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A Boy in Love with Airplanes

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan, but he was raised mostly in Minnesota, where his paternal grandfather had settled after immigrating from Sweden. His father, Charles August Lindbergh, was a farmer and lawyer, and his mother, Evangeline Land, had been a high school science teacher before her marriage. The couple built a home on 110 acres (44.5 hectares) of land near Little Falls, Minnesota, where their only child enjoyed the outdoor life of fishing and hunting.

Charles Lindbergh became one of the most popular heroes of the 1920s and helped to make airplane travel a common mode of transportation for ordinary people. ( Bettmann/Corbis. Reproduced by permission.) Charles Lindbergh became one of the most popular heroes of the 1920s and helped to make airplane travel a common mode of transportation for ordinary people. (© Bettmann/Corbis. Reproduced by permission.)

Lindbergh's father was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1906 and served until 1917, when his strong isolationist stance (someone who believes in staying out of other nations' affairs) on the...

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