Lindbergh

Lindbergh, Alta, Unincorporated Place. Lindbergh is located 200 km east of Edmonton. Formerly called Mooswa, it was renamed (1928) in honour of American aviator Charles Lindbergh, after his famous solo flight across the Atlantic.

Lindbergh, Alta, Unincorporated Place. Lindbergh is located 200 km east of Edmonton. Formerly called Mooswa, it was renamed (1928) in honour of American aviator Charles Lindbergh, after his famous solo flight across the Atlantic. The community remained small even though it was an important telegraph station (arrived in 1884) and a branch line of the Canadian National Railways reached here in 1928. In the 1940s a salt bed 300 m thick and several kms long was discovered, and in excess of 400 t of salt are refined and packed daily at the Canadian Salt Co plant. The salt bed contains enough salt to supply Canada's needs for 200 years.