Friday, August 5, 2011

Post Office

   In Northern Minnesota, mail service was slow in arriving. Sometimes it took several weeks for mail to travel across the country. Mail traveled by any means available. Trains, planes, automobiles and even boats were used. The price was quite high at 2 cents for a three page letter or 1 cent for a postcard. Post offices were few and far between but general stores would do postal work for a small yearly fee.
   Mail delivery to rural homes was slow in arriving in Northern Minnesota. At first it was a once a week service usually done on horseback or by mule. On some of the bigger lakes mail was delivered weekly by boat. That service is still available today on Lake Vermillion. The mailboxes are attached to the boat dock. 
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   I invite you to visit "A River of Seasons" blog site each day for a small look into what life was like a long time ago.

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