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Before the Declaration of Independence, there was a post office system in what would become the United States of America. This in depth look at the Post Office describes the rise and fall of mail delivery systems, such as stagecoach and railroad, and provides historical lessons on the influence of the postal system on roads and transportation, literacy, the magazine industry, and more.
An excellent read for anyone interested in American history or those who enjoy trivia.
Neither snow nor rain: a history of the United States Postal Service by Devin Leonard