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Aviators and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs’ 1929 Aerial Survey of the Southwest

January 14, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Famous pilot Charles Lindbergh (the “Lone Eagle”) is best known for his pioneering 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean, but few people know that Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology. Come see some of their amazing aerial photographs, and learn how Charles and Anne helped share Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, and the Grand Canyon with the rest of the world.

Erik Berg is an award-winning historian and writer with a special interest in the early twentieth century southwest. Raised in Flagstaff, Berg has been exploring, hiking, and researching the southwest for over twenty years. In addition to contributing to several books and numerous conferences, his work has appeared in the Journal of Arizona History, Arizona Highways, Astronomy, and Sedona Magazine. A past-president of the Grand Canyon Historical Society, Berg currently lives in Phoenix.


January 14, 2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Apache Junction Library
1177 N. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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