Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

View of U. S. Air Mail lighting beacon (5 million candlepower) facility located atop Sherman Hill (8,600 ft above sea level) between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, circa mid to late 1920s. One-half left front view from below of Dayton Wright DH-4 air mail biplane in banking flight at upper left.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Air mail service
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa mid- to late-1920s

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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