Twenty thousand people greeted Charles A. Lindbergh when he landed at Davis-Monthan Airfield on Sept. 23, 1927, to dedicate city's new airport. At that time, Davis-Monthan was the nation's largest municipal airport. He posed for photos in front of the "Spirit of Tucson," a cactus model of Lindbergh's plane made by Tucson florist Hal Burns.

ARIZONA DAILY STAR