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93 years since Colonel Charles Lindbergh made dedication to TIA

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TUCSON (KVOA) - On this date in 1927 Colonel Charles Lindbergh flew into Tucson International Airport in his plane the Spirit of Saint Louis.

The famed aviator was in Tucson to dedicate, what was then, the city's new airport.

Just six months earlier Lindbergh made the first non-stop transatlantic flight between New York and Paris.

At the time he was quite the American celebrity. His appearance in Tucson drew more than 20,000 people including officials from three Mexican states to welcome him.

Pablo Lopez

Pablo is the evening Digital Content Producer for KVOA. He studied journalism at the University of Arizona and previously was an apprentice at the Arizona Daily Star.

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