On this episode of Mailin’ It, take a step back in time with USPS Historian Jenny Lynch to learn about the early days of the U.S. Postal Service. We’ll talk about the role posts played in the American Revolution, how these events shaped the founders’ ideas about the way the U.S. Postal Service should support the new nation, and how those ideas are still present and relevant today.
In this episode, our hosts Yasmine and Dale chat with USPS Historian Jenny Lynch about how the U.S. Postal Service became America’s first communications network. Join us as we walk through the decades, from the 1692 introduction of a postal system in the American colonies, to the role posts played in the American Revolution, and the 1775 appointment of Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service we know today.
We’ll talk about the rising political tensions between the British and the colonies, and how the establishment of the U.S. Postal Service helped to preserve the freedoms we hold dear today.
To learn more about the history of the U.S. Postal Service, visit https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/
Source: The Official USPS Podcast