April 11, 2011
In April 1923, the not-yet-famous pilot Charles Lindbergh was delivering mail on a flight from Mississippi to Texas when his plane developed engine trouble. He quickly landed the craft on a golf course near the town of Lake Village (Chicot County). After making minor repairs, he repaid a Mr. Henry, who had provided assistance, with a flight over the area. A rapidly setting sun resulted in the flight being Lindberghs first night flight. This monument placed in 1934 on North Lake Shore Drive commemorates that historic flight.