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  •  Very cool (4+ / 0-)
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    flumptytail, GDbot, citizenx, anodnhajo

    Addresses were simpler back in the day, esp. when it was a small town where the postmaster knew everyone. Despite that, mail often traveled surprisingly fast, thanks to frequent trains...my ancestors used to keep up a mail correspondence with no more than a 2-day delay between Lowell MA and a small Western Maine town that didn't even have paved roads and where mail was delivered by horseback, carriage, or sleigh.

    "When did it fall apart? Sometime in the '80s / When the great and the good gave way to the greedy and the mean." - Billy Bragg

    by Vacationland on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 07:49:13 AM PST

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