America’s fascination with aviation was both natural and practical. We are a vast nation where people, goods and services are separated often by thousands of rugged miles. Aviation promised to shrink the great distances so we took enthusiastically to the skies everywhere, but nowhere more than Idaho, where even today daily mail is delivered to our remote communities by intrepid pilots. Our initial airfield was on the strip of land south of the Boise River that is currently occupied by BSU. This was where, in fact, United Airlines was born. Take a visual trip back to those early days and celebrate the Idaho men and women who took to the skies in the early 20th Century.