You’ve got Mail
Kathleen’s Texas adventures led her to find this awesome vintage US Post Mailbox. She was reluctant to look inside…you know, Rattle Snakes!
The USPS traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Post Master General. The Post Office Department was created in 1792 from Franklin’s operation and transformed into its current form in 1971 under the Postal Reorganization Act.
The first postal service in America arose in February 1692, when a grant from King William and Queen Mary empowered Thomas Neale “to erect, settle and establish within the chief parts of their majesties’ colonies and plantations in America, an office or offices for the receiving and dispatching letters and paxkets and to receive, send and deliver the same under such rates and sums of money as the planters shall agree to give, and to hold and enjoy the same for the term of twenty-one years.”The United States Post Office (USPO) was created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin on Wednesday, July 26, 1775.