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This marker commemorates the the first air mail flight in the United States, which occurred on April 10, 1912. Pilot George Mestache flew a monoplane from City Park in New Orleans to the athletic field at Louisiana State University. He brought with him a 32 pound bag of letters and delivered it to a temporary post office set up at the field.


  • The marker, with a glimpse of one of the buildings at the Pentagon Barracks across the street.
"First Air Mail Flight." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed December 26, 2016. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=87473.

Photo by: Bernard Fisher
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