USPS has updated its own history book

The Postal Service has updated its own history book. Publication 100, The United States Postal Service: An American History, traces the organization’s evolution from the colonial era to the digital age. The 144-page book includes several new sections, including “Diversity, Past and Present,” “Unusual Delivery Methods” and tables of historical postage rates. Other sections cover…

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Independence Day – USPS, nation’s history closely linked

Tuesday, July 4, is Independence Day, the annual holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Independence Day holds special significance for the Postal Service, whose history is closely tied to the nation’s birth. USPS traces its roots to July 26, 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed Postmaster General by the…

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