First airplane mail, Old Orchard Beach, 1919

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First airplane mail, Old Orchard Beach, 1919

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Aviator Harry M. Jones of Old Orchard Beach is sworn in as Special Messenger for the First Airplane Mail flight in Maine on October 24, 1919.

Jones (1890-1973) operated an airport and flying service at Old Orchard Beach from 1919 to 1933. The hard sand at low tide made the beach an attractive land and take-off spot for airplanes.

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  • Title: First airplane mail, Old Orchard Beach, 1919
  • Creation Date: 1919-10-29
  • Subject Date: 1919-10-29
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: HJScr3_p063_001
  • Collection: Harry Jones Scrapbook Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
P.O. Box 464, Old Orchard, ME 04064
(207) 934-9319
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