Iowa Almanac: First Air Mail Drop in Des Moines

Iowa Live Professor Jeff Stein has the story of the First Air Mail Delivery in Des Moines 102 years ago TODAY, September 8th, on the Iowa Almanac! ...

September 10, 2022
2:24 AM

Iowa Live Professor Jeff Stein has the story of the First Air Mail Delivery in Des Moines 102 years ago TODAY, September 8th, on the Iowa Almanac! Published: 3:00 PM CDT September 8, 2022 Updated: 3:00 PM CDT September 8, 2022 Today marks a special milestone for the post office in Des Moines, Iowa. On September 8, 1920, the first sack of air mail, delivered by a military pilot, arrived in Des Moines, part of the new transcontinental route. Professor Jeff Stein has the details on the whole story on the Iowa Almanac.

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