Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Why Rural Post Offices Resonate

As part of research that I am currently doing, I ended up looking at the city page of Ash Flat, Arkansas. In describing the history of the town, one line stands out.

With increases in population and trade, Ash Flat became a town when a new post office was built in 1856.

If a town is born when a new post office is created, it is not surprising that a town mourns what looks like its approaching death when its post office closes.  

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