THE LAST STAGE TO PASCO

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Airmail service to the Inland Northwest was initiated in 1926, when pioneer aviation entrepreneur Walter Varney was awarded the contract to carry mail from  Pasco to Elko, Nevada. The first plane lifted off the Pasco, Washington airfield on the morning of April 6th of that same year. To celebrate the event, referred to as the Airmail Jubilee, promoters arranged for an old bullet-scarred stagecoach to retrace many of the original mail routes of earlier days.

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Airmail service to the Inland Northwest was initiated in 1926, when pioneer aviation entrepreneur Walter Varney was awarded the contract to carry mail from  Pasco, Washington to Elko, Nevada. The first plane lifted off the Pasco airfield on the morning of April 6th of that same year. To celebrate the event, referred to as the Airmail Jubilee, promoters arranged for an old bullet-scarred stagecoach to retrace many of the original mail routes of earlier days. One of the region’s most well-known stage drivers, Felix Warren, was selected to drive the old coach from Spokane to Pasco and back to Spokane. The coach made stops at many post offices in towns along the way to pick up mail that would go on that historic flight.

The story of that 459-mile Stagecoach Journey and the inauguration of airmail service with its many twists and turns is the subject of this work.  The Last Stage To Pasco contains interesting information about:

  • Felix Warren
  • Walter Varney
  • Pomeroy, Washington
  • Ritzville, Washington
  • Dayton, Washington
  • Colfax, Washington
  • Lind, Washington
  • Pasco, Washington
  • Rosalia, Washington
  • Garfield, Washington
  • Sprague, Washington
  • Cheney, Washington
  • Hatton, Washington
  • Cunningham, Washington
  • Walla Walla, Washington
  • Connell, Washington
  • Kennewick, Washington
  • Dixie, Washington
  • Eltopia, Washington
  • Spokane, Washington
  • Clarkston, Washington
  • Waitsburg, Washington
  • Wallula, Washington
  • Pullman, Washington
  • Uniontown, Washington
  • Palouse, Washington
  • Oakesdale, Washington
  • Plaza, Washington
  • Spangle, Washington
  • Lewiston, Idaho
  • Moscow, Idaho
  • Genesee, Idaho
  • Air Mail Jubilee

159 pages and includes a bibliography and index.

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