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History of Rural Free Delivery
Rural Free Delivery
The Post Office role in United States development
"RFD Country! Mailboxes and post offices of rural America" by Bill and Sarah Thornbrook
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"County systems of R.F.D.: Patterns and postal markings of the 67 earliest systems, established in 22 states" by Edith R. Doane.
The early rural mail deliveries were made by horse and wagon.
What does 'rural free mail' mean?
Before rural mail delivery, how did people get their mail?
How has mail delivery changed since 1896?
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Wisconsin Historical Society
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1962: Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. is dedicated by President John F. Kennedy
1973: In a speech to the Associated Press Managing Editor's meeting, President Richard Nixon claims, "Well, I'm not a crook."
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