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Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Airmail Service

 
 
Airmail Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 24, 2009
1. Airmail Service Marker
Inscription. U.S. commercial airline service began with a Varney Airlines flight from Pasco to Boise which landed here on April 6, 1926. Army planes had delivered airmail before that time.

After Varney Airlines was merged with newer companies to become United Airlines, this flight was recognized as United's initial flight. A year later, Charles A. Lindberg landed here on his national tour after his solo flight to Paris. Boise's municipal airport continued to serve planes here until 1940 when 8,800-foot runways were built at its present site.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 36.212′ N, 116° 11.665′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on Campus Lane 0.1 miles west of Broadway Avenue (U.S. 20/26), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on Boise State University campus near Bronco Stadium and Boise Greenbelt. Marker is in this post office area: Boise ID 83706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boise State University (here, next to this marker); Warm Springs Avenue
Airmail Service Marker at BSU image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 24, 2009
2. Airmail Service Marker at BSU
(approx. half a mile away); Jesus Urquides, Circa 1870 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jesus Urquides Packs a Mule, 1925 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maria Dolores (Lola) Binnard, circa 1910 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sacajawea and Pomp (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 2,228 times since then and 260 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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