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Rhode Island Airport Dedication Cover (116829)

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Rhode Island Airport Dedication Cover  (116829)
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A dedication cover postmarked September 26, 1931, with enclosure, for the opening of the Hillsgrove State Airport, in a town then called Hillsgrove, now a village in Warwick, RI. The airport was the first state-owned and operated airport in the United States. It was formally dedicated on September 27, 1931, and two air shows drew a crowd of over 150,000 - the largest crowd that had attended a public function in the country until that time. In 1938 the airport was renamed Theodore Francis (T.F.) Green State Airport in honor of Green, who served as Rhode Island's Governor from 1933-1937, then as U.S. Senator, and who was an avid supporter of aviation.

Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
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State: Rhode Island
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Date: 1931