Elko in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Terminus of the First Commercial Air Mail Route
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. Touch 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); Pioneer Saloon and Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elko County High School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elko.
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space •
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