Feb. 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The a big Bopper does in a plane crash north of Clear Lake, Iowa.
We were reading about it as we drove north on 35 headed to MN and decided to stop and pay tribute. The crash site is right off I-35 on a gravel road in a corn field. There is a large metal sculpture of wayfarer glasses like Buddy Holly was known to wear.
There is a small memorial set up where the plane crashed. People paying visit have left an assortment of trinkets including CDs, pennies, toys and expired debit cards. We didn’t come prepared with an offering so we didn’t leave anything.
Recently a memorial was put up for the pilot of the plane.
If you go in the warm season- bring big spray!