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Noon Lecture Series

The Houston Airport Turns 90
by Michael Bludworth

The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members

Incensed by being passed over for an Air Mail route, by Dallas of all places, the Houston business community worked together to produce a facility that could accommodate the mail. They succeeded on the anniversary of Texas Independence Day in 1928 when Houston saw the arrival of the Air Mail Service and the formal opening of Houston Airport. It was four years after the intrepid pilots began regular cross-country through service. Bludworth’s lecture is filled with amazing photos of airport construction and the fantastic flying machines that plied Bayou City skies. The city officially took it over in 1937, and it is still in operation 90 years later.