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Amazing U.S. Map Given to the First Transcontinental Air Travelers
If you were lucky enough to be one of the first people to experience commercial transcontinental air travel in 1929, then you were lucky enough to receive this map.
On the backside of the map is a a weather diagram, a "Certificate of Flight" and a flight log for the passenger to fill out. At 14x30 inches, these days the map would have made for a beautiful poster, but it also folded down to be more pocket-friendly.
This specific map, catalogued by the David Rumsey Map Collection, shows that Mason Menefee made the trip starting April 25, 1930, from Los Angeles to St. Louis.
I you visit the map's page you can zoom in and out to see it in detail, and will make you wish that you too would get something just as cool when you travel.