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To mark the twentieth anniversary of scheduled air mail service in the U.S., President Roosevelt declared the week of May 15, 1938 National Air Mail Week. On Thursday, May 19 over 1,700 special one-day-only flights occurred to carry special air mail "covers" (envelopes). One such flight picked up and delivered air mail at the George Feezor farm across from the Davie County High School site. Given the short landing field, the pilot had to come in at an angle to make the landing. Thirteen-year-old Hugh Larew rode his bicycle down to see the plane land and collected his first day cover to add to his stamp collection. Postmaster John P. LeGrand reported that 80 letters traveled from Mocksville on this first-ever mail plane. (Courtesy of Hugh S. Larew.)

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