Michael Kassel

Michael Kassel serves as curator of collections and is assistant director of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. He is an adjunct professor of history at Laramie County Community College. He is the co-author of Wyoming Airmail Pioneers, (The History Press, 2017.)

Boeing Air Transport, a precursor of United Air Lines, trained the world’s first stewardesses in Cheyenne beginning in 1930. This and other aviation-related industries boosted Cheyenne’s economy through the end of World War II and beyond; the stewardess school finally closed in 1961.