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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Site of Reno Air Mail Field

 
 
Site of Reno Air Mail Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 24, 2015
1. Site of Reno Air Mail Field Marker
Inscription.  
This Plaque Marks the Site of the
Reno Air Mail Field
Operated by
United States Post Office Dept.
Trans–Continental
Air Mail Service
The First Scheduled Mail – Plane
Landed Here
September 9, 1920

 
Erected by Air Mail Pioneers Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunicationsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 39° 29.889′ N, 119° 48.766′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Plumas St, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moana Springs (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Historical Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Junction House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Emigrant Trail--Truckee River Route (approx. 1.4
Site of Reno Air Mail Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 24, 2015
2. Site of Reno Air Mail Field Marker
Marker resides next to an emigrant trail historical marker.
miles away); Lake Mansion (approx. 1.7 miles away); Major General Jesse Lee Reno (approx. 1.8 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washoe County World War II Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
 
Also see . . .  Reno Blanch Field (former Reno Air Mail Field). A weblink that provides information on Reno Blanch Field the former home to the Reno Air Field and includes historical photos and maps of the area. (Submitted on February 5, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Site of Reno Air Mail Field - Looking at Washoe County Golf Course in the distance image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 24, 2015
3. Site of Reno Air Mail Field - Looking at Washoe County Golf Course in the distance
No trace of the former air field remains. The property it once resided at is currently home to the Washoe County Golf Course.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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