Founded Western Air Express in 1925
Nationality: United States
Died: 1937 56 Years
In 1925, the United States Postal Service began to give airlines contracts to carry airmail throughout the country. Western Airlines, first incorporated in 1925 as Western Air Express by Harris Hanshue. It applied for and was awarded the 650 mile long Contract Air Mail route #4 (CAM-4), from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Los Angeles, in April 1926. Western's first flight took place with a Douglas M-2 airplane. It began offering passenger services a month later, when the first commercial passenger flight took place at Woodward Field."
Dec 11 2013
Going west to east, the tenth Motor Parkway toll collection structure was the Massapequa Lodge in Plainedge.
Mar 23 2013
The intersection of Massapequa-Hicksville Road and the Long Island Motor Parkway was a favorite location for watching for watching the 1908, 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Dec 30 2011
One innovation of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the first use of service racing pits in an American automobile race.The 1908 rules allowed only the driver and mechanician to work on the car. However, the rules were modified in 1910 to allow two of the pit crew to replenish water, oil
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jul 06 2010
A large field of 30 cars raced in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 1, 1910. The race was run on the same course as in 1909- a total of 12.64 miles including 5.15 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed to complete 22 laps of the course for a total of 278.08