“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)

Airmail Service

Airmail Service Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1926.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 43° 36.212′ N, 116° 11.665′ W. Marker was in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker was on Campus Lane
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, 0.1 miles west of Broadway Avenue (U.S. 20/26), on the left when traveling west. Located on Boise State University campus near Bronco Stadium and Boise Greenbelt. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Boise ID 83706, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Warm Springs Avenue (approx. half a mile away); Davis Orchard (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); The Story of Julia & Tom Davis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
Additional commentary.
1. Marker no longer exists
The Airmail Service historical marker and the nearby Boise State University signs were removed when the BSU stadium was remodeled in 2012 and the adjacent street rebuilt. It has not been reinstalled anywhere in the area. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor
Airmail Service Marker at BSU image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, September 24, 2009
2. Airmail Service Marker at BSU
    — Submitted March 1, 2020, by MacArthur Eld of Parma, Idaho.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 2,618 times since then and 62 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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Sep. 27, 2023