While I am in back the mood for talking about history, and going through some of the photos from my March vacation: we came across this marker on our trip to the Americus, Georgia area back in March, and our small detour was rewarded.
Off of Georgia 49 near Americus, lies the site of Charles Lindbergh's first solo flight. Truly, something off the "beaten path" of tourism. There is a a marker and a statue at this site, Souther Field.
history of the event.
The area around Americus is very rich in history. I should spend some more time going through those photos.