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One evening in 1926, following Lindbergh's
flight to Paris, a local dance enthusiast named "Shorty
George" Snowden was watching some of the dancing couples at
the Savoy Ballroom in New York. A newspaper reporter asked
him what dance they were doing, and it just so happened that
there was a newspaper with an article about Lindbergh's
flight sitting on the bench next to them. The title of the
article read, "Lindy Hops The Atlantic," and George just
sort of read that and said, "Lindy Hop" and the name stuck.