Photograph of airmail hanger in North Platte, Nebraska
The Post Office Department operated the nation's first regularly scheduled airmail service. North Platte, Nebraska, was one of the stops along the service's transcontinental flyway. The flyway connected New York City, New York to San Francisco, California through Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Iowa City, Iowa; Omaha and North Platte, Nebraska;, Cheyenne, Rawlins and Rock Springs, Wyoming; , Salt Lake City, Utah; and Elko and Reno, Nevada. The Department began using the North Platte airmail field on September 8, 1920. An airmail beacon stands to the left of the hangar and a truck marked "US Air Mail" is parked in front of the hanger.
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection