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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of U.S. Air Mail service, this reconstructed DH-4 air mail plane made a tour from San Francisco to Washington D.C., stopping in Iowa City along the way. This particular plane, nicknamed

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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of U.S. Air Mail service, this reconstructed DH-4 air mail plane made a tour from San Francisco to Washington D.C., stopping in Iowa City along the way. This particular plane, nicknamed

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Along with a number of flight instructors, Paul Shaw, owner of the Shaw Aircraft Co. whose planes are pictured in these photographs, trained over 2,500 pilots from 1939 to 1945. In 1941, a year after these photos were taken, the government made this…

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After Boeing initially ran the airport starting in 1927, responsibility for this was transferred to United Air Transport in 1930. United provided commercial airline service at the Iowa City airport until 1959. A Boeing Model 247 is pictured in…

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Iowa held its first Good Will Air Tour in 1928 primarily to help popularize aviation. This photograph is taken from the Iowa City stop on the second Good Will tour. This year was particularly successful, with 30 airplanes taking part in the tour,…

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In the fall of 1922, the Iowa City Municipal Airport was designated by the U.S. Postal Service as the eastern terminus for air mail service. Planes from Chicago would stop in Iowa City during their regular Chicago to San Francisco routes. Most of…

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In the fall of 1922, the Iowa City Municipal Airport was designated by the U.S. Postal Service as the eastern terminus for air mail service. Planes from Chicago would stop in Iowa City during their regular Chicago to San Francisco routes. Most of…

http://history.icpl.org/archive/import/air006.jpg
In the fall of 1922, the Iowa City Municipal Airport was designated by the U.S. Postal Service as the eastern terminus for air mail service. Planes from Chicago would stop in Iowa City during their regular Chicago to San Francisco routes. Most of…

http://history.icpl.org/archive/import/air005.jpg
In the fall of 1922, the Iowa City Municipal Airport was designated by the U.S. Postal Service as the eastern terminus for air mail service. Planes from Chicago would stop in Iowa City during their regular Chicago to San Francisco routes. Most of…

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In October 1910, Captain Thomas Baldwin, with his aircraft Red Devil, conducted the first flight over Iowa City at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. This was additionally one of the very first flights over the state of Iowa. Soon afterwards, the land…

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In October 1910, Captain Thomas Baldwin, with his aircraft Red Devil, conducted the first flight over Iowa City at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. This was additionally one of the very first flights over the state of Iowa. Soon afterwards, the land…

http://history.icpl.org/archive/import/air001.jpg
In October 1910, Captain Thomas Baldwin, with his aircraft Red Devil, conducted the first flight over Iowa City at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. This was additionally one of the very first flights over the state of Iowa. Soon afterwards, the land…
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