post office http://wwno.org en You've Got Mail: A History Of The Post Office http://wwno.org/post/youve-got-mail-history-post-office <p>These days, what we find in the mailbox tends to fall into one of two categories: junk mail or quaint hand-written reminders of times past.</p><p>While the mail may now vacillate between irritating or antiquated, for more than two hundred years the U.S. Post Office played a central role in American life. It was not only the institution that allowed us to communicate with each other across state lines and beyond, but it played a vital part in our country&rsquo;s political organization and hierarchies.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:59:54 +0000 Ron Curtis 16985 at http://wwno.org