Elko Airport

Elko Airport (HM87)

Location: Elko, NV 89801 Elko County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 49.63', W 115° 46.888'

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Terminus of the First Commercial Air Mail Route

On April 6, 1926, Varney Air Lines pilot Leon Cuddeback, carrying one bag of mail, landed his tiny Curtis Swallow bi-plane at Elko, Nevada, completing the first scheduled air mail run in the United States.

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.
HM NumberHM87
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
Marker Number107
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState of Nevada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 602748 N 4520285
Decimal Degrees40.82716667, -115.78146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.63', W 115° 46.888'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 37.80" N, 115° 46' 53.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 899 Murray Way, Elko NV 89801, US
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