The Postal Service is accepted as a commonplace fact of modern day life (and even viewed as potentially on its way out). However, there once was a time when post offices were not nearly so common. The Geography of Post offers a fascinating visualization of when and where post offices operated. This is particularly interesting given that the Post Office opened nearly 14,000 new locations to meet demand between 1840-1900. Check out the Geography of Post to delve deeper into the Post Office’s storied past.

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