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Elko in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Elko Airport

Terminus of the First Commercial Air Mail Route

 
 
Elko Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 16, 2007
1. Elko Airport Marker
Inscription. On April 6, 1926, Varney Air Lines pilot Leon Cuddeback, carrying one bag of mail, landed his tiny Curtis Swallow bi-plane at Elko, Nevada, completing the first scheduled air mail run in the United States.

The single engine, 90-horsepower aircraft had taken off from Pasco, Washington, stopped at Boise, Idaho, for fuel and mail, then completed the 460-mile flight to Elko. The Varney contract was awarded October 27, 1925, at a rate of eights cents an ounce. Varney sold to Boeing, which merged with United Air Lines in 1931.
 
Erected 1970 by State of Nevada. (Marker Number 107.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.63′ N, 115° 46.888′ W. Marker is in Elko, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker is on Murray Way. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 812 Murray Way, Elko NV 89801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oil From Shale (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Star Hotel (approx. one mile away); Elko Independent (approx. one mile away);
Marker and Municipal Airport Office image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 16, 2007
2. Marker and Municipal Airport Office
Pioneer Saloon and Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elko County High School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elko.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,407 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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