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August 17, 1859, John Wise boarded his hot air balloon Jupiter--along with a locked U.S. mailbag--in Lafayette, Indiana.  The parcels of the mailbag were addressed to New York City; and that's where he intended to deliver them.  

Alas, a lack of wind forced him to land a mere thirty miles away, in Crawfordsville, Indiana ... where the mail proceeded to board a train...    
Picture
{envelope intended to be delievered 'via balloon Jupiter'; copyright National Postal Museum}
 


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04/02/2011 3:31am

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10/08/2012 12:19am

I've been desperately wanting to ride in a hot air balloon for a long time.

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10/08/2012 10:40pm

I wonder if Air Mail services are still available.

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