Post offices and the past | History Files
Last updated 1/5/2022 at 10:46am
Did you ever play post office? I never did, and had no idea of the rules until doing some research on local post offices. A town was measured by its post office, as much as by its school or its railroad depot.
A post office was a sign that it was a real place. The loss of a post office usually marked "the end."
A post office was much more important during the early settlement era. It was a connection point to family and friends left behind. A letter or postcard was the means to stay in touch and let others know how you were doing, and to learn how life was going for them.
The post office...