Buddy Holly's plane took off from this airport about 1:00 AM on February 3, 1959.
This marker is placed at the crash site of their plane.
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. Richardson & their pilot, Roger Peterson died in that crash.
In the afternoon of February 3, 2001, we walked a mile in snow and below zero temperature
to see this marker at the crash site.
The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 2001
Karen in front of the Surf Ballroom on February 3, 2001
Other Buddy Holly & Clear Lake LINKS!
Holly & The Crickets
Buddy Holly Center - Lubbock, Texas
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal & Lubbock Evening-Jounal
Annual Winter Dance Party
The Surf Ballroom
The Day The Music Died
Clear Lake, Iowa
The Meaning of "American Pie"