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History of Lindbergh School District

The Lindbergh School District was chartered in 1949, in the Sappington-Dressel Home on what is now Gravois Road.  This historic home is now situated at the Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonsfield Village in Defiance, MO  The school district was founded when five elementary school districts were consolodated.

The High School's first academic year was 1950-51.  High school classes were held in Sappington Elementary School's basement and boiler room.  Originally named Grandview, the school name was changed to Lindbergh High School in April of 1952, to honor world famous aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Construction began on the new high school in 1951.  Classes began at the new site in September 1951, even though the building was still under construction.

The students are known as the Flyers and the school colors are green and gold.  The student newspaper is  The Pilot and the yearbook is named  Spirit.

During the 1970s, Lindbergh High School was the largest high school in Missouri with an enrollment of over 4,200 students.   


     


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U.S. Presidents  1973 -1977

Richard Milhous Nixon was President of the United States when our class entered high school in 1973.  He resigned the office on August 9, 1974.  Gerald Rudolph Ford (born Leslie Lynch King) then became President.  Ford is the only person who has the distinction of serving as both Vice President and President of the United States without being elected to either office.  On November 2, 1976, James (Jimmy) Earl Carter was elected the 39th President of the United States. He was inaugurated on January 20, 1977, and was the President when our class graduated from Lindbergh High School.

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​Freshman Year  1973-1974


Do you remember walking to the school bus stop in the pitch black morning? Due to the "Energy Crisis" of 1973, Daylight Savings Time was implemented year round to conserve energy.  The duration of this was January 1974 through April 1975.

The Federal speed limit was reduced to 55 m.p.h. on November 20, 1973, in order to conserve gasoline.  Remember the long lines at the gasoline pumps?

What else happened our Freshman Year?
OPEC restricts flow of crude oil and oil prices increase by 200%.
The Alaska Oil Pipeline bill is passed by Congress.
Watergate hearings begin in the U.S. Senate and Richard M. Nixon proclaims, "I am not a crook".
Patty Hearst was kidnapped on February 4, 1974, in Berkeley, CA by the Symbionese Liberation Army.  In April 1974, she sent notice to the media stating she was joining the SLA of her own free will.  She was now going by the name Tania.  
Yom Kippur War, the fourth and largest Arab-Israeli conflict, begins.
The Sydney Opera House is opened in Australia.
Billy Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match.
The Sears Tower opens in Chicago.
Genetic Engineering, Barcodes, Optical Fiber, the Space Station, and Jetski were all invented.   The MRI scanner was developed and pocket calculators began showing up in stores.

What was popular on TV?
The Odd Couple
All In The Family
Kojak
Columbo
M*A*S*H
Masterpiece Theater
Sanford & Son
The Bob Newhart Show
The Price Is Right
The Waltons
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Rockford Files
Happy Days
Good Times
Rhoda
Police Woman


What were the popular films ?
American Graffiti
The Exorcist
The Sting
Papillon
The Way We Were
Magnum Force
Jesus Christ Superstar
Sleeper
The Paper Chase
Blazing Saddles
The Great Gatsby
That's Entertainment










 

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​Sophomore Year  1974 - 1975

NBC debuts Saturday Night Live on October 11, 1975, with George Carlin as host and musical guests Billy Preston and Janis Ian.

"Lucy," the famous skeleton, was discovered in Ethiopia.  She lived between 3.9 to 3 million years ago.


What else happened our Sophomore Year ?
The IRA begins bombing mainland Britain.  They unsuccessfully bombed The Tower of London, but damage was done in The Houses of Parliament and pubs in Birmingham.
The much hyped boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali occurred.  Promoter Don King labeled the fight the "Rumble in the Jungle", as it was held in Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo).  Ali defeated Foreman in the eighth round using his technique called the "Rope-a-Dope".
President Gerald Ford gave Richard Nixon an unconditional pardon.
President Ford announces an amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
At the end of April 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to North Vietnam, ending the state of war that has existed between the two since 1955. Communist forces take Saigon and the surrender is unconditional.  The last American military members escaped in helicopters taking off from the U.S. embassy in Saigon.
U.S. pulls out of Cambodia.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen create the Microsoft company.  
The Altair 8800 hobby computer is debuted with BASIC programing.


What was popular on TV ?
M*A*S*H
All In The Family
Happy Days
Maude
The Jeffersons
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
One Day At A Time
General Hospital


What were the popular films ?
The Godfather Part II
Young Frankenstein
Chinatown
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Towering Inferno
The Longest Yard
Death Wish
Murder On The Orient Express
Benji
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Aiport 1975
Earthquake
The Front Page
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shampoo
Tommy


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Junior Year   1975 - 1976

The ex-teamsters boss, Jimmy Hoffa, disappears on July 30, 1975.  He is never seen again.
The Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.


What else happened our Junior Year?
The battle for VCR standards of VHS v. Betamax starts.
The unemployment rate in the U.S. reaches 9.2% and Gerald Ford recognizes a recession.  
Patty Hearst is put on the FBI's Most Wanted List and is arrested for armed robbery.
Muhammad Ali beats Joe Fraser in the "Thrilla in Manilla" boxing match.
Motorola obtains patent for the first portable mobile phone.
The Concorde supersonic jet enters commercial service and transatlantic flying time is cut to 3-1/2 hours.
The $2.00 bill is issued. 
The U.S. Apollo and Soviet Soyuz 9 spacecrafts link up in space.  American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts shake hands.
Inventions include the personal computer, the digital camera and the laser printer.  

What was popular on TV?
Charlie's Angels
Laverne & Shirley
The Bionic Woman
Alice
Baretta
What's Happening?
Welcome Back, Kotter
Barney Miller
Little House On The Prairie
Quincy, M.E.
The Young and the Restless
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
The Gong Show

What were the popular films?
Jaws
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dog Day Afternoon
Three Days of the Condor
Night Moves
The Stepford Wives
Taxi Driver
All The President's Men
The Bad News Bears


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​Senior Year  1976 - 1977

July 4, 1776 - July 4, 1976   America celebrated our Bicentennial in the summer before our Senior Year.
NASA unveils the "Enterprise", the first space shuttle.

What else happened our Senior Year​?
The first ever perfect score in Gymnastics is scored by 14 year old Nadia Comaneci.
The first Apple computer goes on sale.
Roman Polanski is arrested and charged with a number of sexual offenses against a child.
Seattle Slew wins the Triple Crown.
NAVISTAR Global Positioning, GPS, is inaugurated by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The first MRI scanner is tested in Brooklyn.
The end of apartheid is begun, marked by riots in Soweto, South Africa.
Punk Rock music makes its first appearance as The Damned release  New Rose.
The CN Tower opens in Toronto, Canada and is now the tallest free standing structure in the world at 1,815 feet.
Palestinian extremists hijack an Air France plane in Greece.  They take it to Entebbe, Uganda, where Israeli commandos storm the plane.  They free 246 passengers and 12 crew who were being held hostage.
The "Son of Sam" terrorizes New York City.
Landing vehicles from U. S. spacecraft Viking I and Viking II set down safely on Mars.

What was popular on TV?
The mini-series "Roots"
Three's Company
Eight Is Enough
The Love Boat
Alice
Lou Grant
Soap
Fish
Donny & Marie

What were the popular films?
Rocky
Carrie
The Omen
Network
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Marathon Man
Silver Streak
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Freaky Friday
Silent Movie
Car Wash
Star Wars
Annie Hall
The Spy Who Loved Me
Smokey And The Bandit
A Bridge Too Far
Slap Shot
Airport '77


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​Statistics

                                      1973       1974       1975       1976       1977
Yearly inflation rate
        of U.S.A.                6.16%     11.3%      9.2%       5.75%     6.5%

Year End Close of
Dow Jones Ind. Avg.        850          616         858        1,004       831

Avg. cost of 
  new home                  $32,500    $34,900    $39,300  $43,400    $49,300

Avg. income 
  per year                     $12,900    $13,900    $14,100   $16,000   $15,000

Avg. monthly
      rent                             $175        $185        $200        $220       $240

Avg. price of a 
gallon of gasoline               $.40          $.55         $.44         $.59        $.65



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​Music

​​Songs released in 1972 or before, which were popular when our class was at Lindbergh High School
Alice Cooper
Beatles, The
Bread
Bread
Brewer & Shipley
Carly Simon
Cher
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Cream
Cream
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Derek and the Dominos
Don McLean
Emmerson, Lake and Palmer
Jackson Browne
Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane
Jethro Tull
John Lennon
Kool And The Gang
Led Zepplin
Led Zepplin
Loggins & Messina
Loggins & Messina
Mason Proffit
Neil Diamond
Procol Harum
Seals & Croft
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel
​Steely Dan
Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf
The Beach Boys
The Byrds
The Byrds
The Carpenters
The Doors
​The Doors
The Edgar Winter Group
The Grass Roots
The Grass Roots
The Guess Who
The Guess Who
The Guess Who
The Guess Who
The Guess Who
The Mamas and The Papas
The Mamas and The Papas
The Mamas and The Papas
The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
The Tokens
The Troggs
The Who
The Who
Three Dog Night
Three Dog Night
Three Dog Night
Todd Rundgren
Van Morrison
Yes
​Yes

                           


​​School's Out
Any of their songs!
Diary
If
One Toke Over The Line
You're So Vain
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Saturday In The Park
Colour My World
25 or 6 to 4
Sunshine of Your Love
White Room
Bad Moon Rising
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Suite:  Judy Blue Eyes
Our House
Teach Your Children
Love The One You're With
Layla
American Pie
Lucky Man
Doctor My Eyes
Somebody To Love
White Rabbit
Aqualung
Imagine
Celebration (1980)
Stairway To Heaven
Whole Lotta Love
Your Mama Don't Dance
Angry Eyes
Two Hangmen
Sweet Caroline
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Summer Breeze
Homeward Bound
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Mrs. Robinson
Cecilia
​My Old School
Born To Be Wild
Magic Carpet Ride
California Girls
Jesus Is Just Alright
Eight Miles High
Rainy Days and Mondays
Light My Fire
Riders On The Storm
Free Ride
Wait A Million Years
Temptation Eyes
American Woman
Undun
These Eyes
No Time
No Sugar Tonight
California Dreamin'
Monday, Monday
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Nights In White Satin
Tuesday Afternoon
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Let's Spend The Night Together
Brown Sugar
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Wild Thing
I Can See For Miles
Baba O'Riley
Joy To The World
One
Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
I Saw The Light
Brown Eyed Girl
Roundabout
I've Seen All Good People







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Popular songs which were released while we were students at Lindbergh High School

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10cc
Aerosmith
Aerosmith
America
America
Atlanta Rhythn Section
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bad Company
Bad Company
Bad Company
Barbra Streisand
Barry Manilow
Bee Gees
Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Billy Preston
Billy Preston
Blue Swede
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
Bob Welch
Boston
Boston
Boston
Boston
Brownsville Station
Bruce Springsteen
Carpenters
Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens
Cher
Cher
Chic
Chilliwack
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dave Mason
David Bowie
Deep Purple
Doobie Brothers
Doobie Brothers
Doobie Brothers
Dr. John
Eagles
Eagles
Eagles
Eddie Money
Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra
Elton John
Elton John
Elton John
Elvin Bishop
England Dan & John Ford Coley
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell
Firefall
Firefall
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
Foghat
Foghat
Foreigner
Foreigner
Foreigner
George Harrison
George McCRae
Gerry Rafferty
Gerry Rafferty
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot
Grand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroad
Hall & Oates
Hall & Oates
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
Head East
Head East
Head East
Heart
Heart
Hot
Jackson Browne
James Taylor
Jefferson Starship
Jefferson Starship
Jefferson Starship
Jethro Tull
Jim Croce
Jim Croce
Jimmy Buffett
Joe Cocker
John Denver
John Denver
Kansas
Kansas
Kansas
KC and The Sunshine Band
KC and The Sunshine Band
KC and The Sunshine Band
Kenny Loggins
Kiss
Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
Little River Band
Little River Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Manford Mann
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Nazareth
Orleans
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
​Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Paul McCartney & Wings
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton
Player
Poco
Pure Prairie League
Queen
Queen
Queen
REO Speedwagon
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
Rufus & Chaka Khan
Sanford-Townsend Band
Santana
Seals & Croft
Seals & Croft
Spinners
Stealer's Wheel
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band
Stevie Wonder
Styx
Styx
Styx
Styx
Styx
Supertramp
Supertramp
Sweet
Sweet
Terry Jacks
The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band
The Bellamy Brothers
The Edgar Winter Group
The Emotions
The Four Seasons
The Hues Corporation
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band
The O'Jays
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
The Temptations
The Who
The Who
The Who
Thin Lizzy
Three Dog Night
Todd Rundgren
Tony Orlando & Dawn
Toto
War
​Wild Cherry






I'm Not In Love
The Things We Do For Love
Dream On
Walk This Way
Daisy Jane
Sister Golden Hair
So Into You
Let It Ride
Roll On Down The Highway
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Takin' Care Of Business
Bad Company
Feel Like Makin' Love
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
The Way We Were
Mandy
You Should Be Dancing
Piano Man
She's Always A Woman
Just The Way You Are
Only The Good Die Young
Will It Go Round In Circles
Nothing From Nothing
Hooked On A Feeling
Night Moves
Hollywood Nights
Sentimental Lady
Don't Look Back
More Than A Feeling
Foreplay/Long Time
Peace Of Mind
Smokin' In The Boy's Room
Born To Run
Top Of The World
O Very Young
Another Saturday Night
Dark Lady
Half Breed
Le Freak
Fly At Night
Just A Song Before I Go
We Just Disagree
Fame
Smoke On The Water
Blackwater
Long Train Runnin' (Without Love)
China Grove
Right Place, Wrong Time
Best of My Love
Hotel California
One of These Nights
Baby Hold On
Evil Woman
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Crocodile Rock
Bennie and the Jets
Philadelphia Freedom
Fooled Around and Fell In Love
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Cocaine
Lay Down Sally
I Shot The Sheriff
Dueling Banjos
You Are The Woman
Just Remember I Love You
Don't Stop
Dreams
Rhiannon
Go Your Own Way
Fool For The City
Slow Ride
Feels Like The First Time
Cold As Ice
Hot Blooded
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
Rock Your Baby
Baker Street
Right Down The Line
Sundown
Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
We're An American Band
Some Kind Of Wonderful
The Loco-Motion
Sara Smile
Rich Girl
Fallin' In Love
Never Been Any Reason
Love Me Tonight
Since You Been Gone
Crazy On You
Barracuda
Angel In Your Arms
​Running On Empty
Shower The People
With Your Love
Count On Me
Miracles
Bungle In The Jungle
Time In A Bottle
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Margaritaville
You Are So Beautiful
Rocky Mountain High
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Point Of Know Return
Carry On Wayward Son
Dust In The Wind
That's The Way I Like It
(Shake,Shake,Shake)Shake Your Booty
Get Down Tonight
Whenever I Call You "Friend"
Rock & Roll All Night
When Will I Be Loved
You're No Good
It's So Easy
Reminiscing
Happy Anniversary
Simple Man
Sweet Home Alabama
Gimme Three Steps
Free Bird
Blinded By The Light
You Don't Have To Be A Star
Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth
Paradise By The Dashboard Lights
Love Hurts
Still The One
Jackie Blue
It'll Shine When It Shines
If You Wanna Get To Heaven
My Love
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Kodachrome
Loves Me Like A Rock
Show Me The Way
Baby I Love Your Way
Baby Come Back
Heart Of The Night
Amie
Bohemian Rhapsody
You're My Best Friend
Somebody To Love
Ridin' The Storm Out
You're Sixteen
It Don't Come Easy
Photograph
No No Song
Tonight's The Night
You're In My Heart
Tell Me Something Good
Smoke From A Distant Fire
Black Magic Woman
Diamond Girl
Get Closer
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
Stuck In The Middle With You
Reelin' In The Years
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Fly Like An Eagle
Jet Airliner
The Joker
Rock 'n Me
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Blue Collar Man
Light Up
Mademoiselle
Fooling Yourself
Come Sail Away
Bloody Well Right
Give A Little Bit
Fox On The Run
Ballroom Blitz
Seasons In The Sun
Ramblin' Man
Jessica
Let Your Love Flow
Frankenstein
Best Of My Love
December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Rock The Boat
Heard It In A Love Song
Can't You See
Fire On The Mountain
Love Train
Beast of Burden
Angie
Miss You
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
Who Are You
See Me, Feel Me
Squeeze Box
The Boys Are Back In Town
Shambala
Hello It's Me
Tie A Yellow Ribbon
Hold The Line
Why Can't We Be Friends
​Play That Funky Music










Sappington - Concord
​Historical Society
Sappington - Concord
Historical Society

This book was published in 1999, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Lindbergh School District. The content encompasses the history of our area.  It is interesting how area business leaders and churches were instrumental in forming our school district.  The society hosts many free events during the year.  

While the book is now out of print, it is available at the St. Louis County Libraries. You may access the Sappington-Concord Historical Society's website by using the below link. You may also follow them on Facebook.  
Lindbergh High School's First Graduating Class
​May 28, 1954
​First Concord District School, 1843
​aka The Middle School