“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

First Air Mail Flight

First Air Mail Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. First Air Mail Flight Marker
Inscription. The first official air mail flight between cities in the United States landed on the LSU athletic field April 10, 1912. After taking off from the City Park Race Course in New Orleans, aviator George Mestache flew a monoplane with a 32-pound pouch of letters bearing a special air mail cancellation to a temporary post office set up here.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 30° 27.378′ N, 91° 11.36′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on State Capitol Drive east of River Road (Business U.S. 61), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The State Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pentagon Barracks (about 300 feet away); Pentagon Buildings (about 300 feet away); Baton Rouge (about 300 feet away); Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862 (about 300 feet away); Ole War Skule
First Air Mail Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. First Air Mail Flight Marker
(about 400 feet away); Capitol Building (about 500 feet away); The Mississippi River (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . .  First Airmail Flight Between Cities, April 10, 1912. (Submitted on August 21, 2015.)
Categories. Air & SpaceCommunications
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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