Charles Lindbergh & His Unexpected Stay in Maben
A photo in the Clarion Ledger caught my attention. It seems that Charles Lindbergh was en route to Texas in 1923 when he was forced to land in Maben and had to await parts to be delivered before resuming his journey. A good account of his journey can be found in Bruce A. Dziedzic's An Historical Overview of the Development of Oktibbeha County. [PDF file] The account is on pages 5-6, but the entire history is worth reading. There is an historical marker commemorating the famed aviator's landing. An account of the story can be found in Charles A. Lindbergh's book The Spirit of St. Louis (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998) at Google Books beginning around page 442.