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A Look Back: Dale ‘Red’ Jackson, ‘Faribault’s Lindy,’ Rice County

Fun fact: A Faribault native once set a flight endurance record, spending 17 ½ days in the air. Dale “Red” Jackson, sometimes called “Faribault’s Lindy,” a reference to Charles Lindbergh, spent 17 ½ days circling the air above St. Louis with Forrest O’Brine in 1929, setting a flight endurance record at that time. You can learn more about Jackson at the Rice County Historical Society.

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New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio.com each Sunday at noon, with information courtesy of the Rice and Steele county historical societies. You also can find previous episodes of A Look Back and Will Jerry Eat It?, as well as coach and player interviews and other videos on the KRFO-AM YouTube channel. Subscribe and follow KRFO-AM on YouTube to stay up-to-date on our newest shows!

If you have a topic you’d like to learn more about, let us know! Email tamara.gruhot@townsquaremedia.com and we’ll pass your requests to the historical societies to consider for presentation.

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