Sunday, February 12, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #24: US Postmasters and the Post Office – In honor of National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Post office, Natchez, Miss. Mississippi Dept of Archives and History via Flickr the Commons


National Day Calendar - Thank a Mail Carrier Day
National Day Calendar - National Day the Music Died Day
National Day Calendar - National Freedom Day 
National Day Calendar - National Boy Scouts Day 
National Day Calendar - National Ferris Wheel Day 
History Lists - 10 Things You May Not Know About the Pony Express 
Wikipedia - Pony Express
National Park Service - Pony Express 
Pony Express National Museum - Pony Express Historical Timeline 

Some Wikipedia articles are missing needed citations, but much information is documented, so we are including these references in spite of the shortcomings

Wikipedia - Postage stamps and postal history of the United States
Wikipedia - Postage stamp
Wikipedia - London Penny Post
Wikipedia - Postal history
Wikipedia - Postage stamp gum 

Derek Watkins - Visualizing US expansion through post offices \
Save the Post Office 

Outstanding books on the USPS history

Gallagher, Winifred. How the Post Office Created America: A History. New York: Penguin Press, 2016.

Grandjean, Katherine. American Passage: The Communication Frontier in Early New England. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2015.

John, Richard R. Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1995.

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

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