Contributed by Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
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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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Jones, Harry M., 1890-1973
- Postal service employees--Maine
- Mail trucks--1910-1920--Maine
- Postal service--Maine
- Air mail service--Maine
- Air pilots--Maine
For more information about this item, contact:Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
P.O. Box 464, Old Orchard, ME 04064
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