The Lindbergh's 1929
Arial Southwest Survey
by Erik Berg
World-famous celebrity and aviator, Charles Lindbergh is best remembered for making the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight on the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. Not everyone knows of Charles and Anne Lindbergh's involvement with archeology.
In 1929, while on thier honeymoon, they collaborated with archeologist, Alfred Kidder, on an aerial photographic survey of Southwestern prehistoric sites. Their Arizona adventure tied prehistoric and stone-age relics to the history of aviation.
Award-winning historian, Erik Berg, will share some of the Lindbergh's historic photographs featuring the geology of Chaco Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly among others.