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Airmail History in Medicine Bow


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This is a nice article published in General Aviation News about the small town museum of Medicine Bow, WY.

Medicine Bow was initially made famous through Owen Wister who wrote a book titled The Virginian in 1902, credited with being the first literary Western novel. That book later became a 1914 silent film, later a 1929 version starred Gary Cooper and in the 1960s was a television series.

The article in General Aviation News concentrates on the Medicine Bow Museum and it’s section dedicated to Air Mail pilots who flew through the area in the 1920s. The Medicine Bow airport was part of the transcontinental airmail route T between Salt Lake City and Omaha.

It looks like a nice display if you happen to pass by that area..