Thursday, July 17, 2008

150 years is a long time -- for some

Holmes City, MN, reached a big milestone last week -- 150 years. That may sound like a long time to some of you, but realize that I'm 302. Still, it's a big deal for a town.

It looks like they threw a big party. Of course, the Post Office was there to celebrate with the rest of the fine citizens of Holmes City. I'm sure the P.O. was there on Day 1. The establishment of a Post Office was the first step for towns to gain legitimacy, to be recognized.
Did you know that at the beginning of the 20th century, there were more than 90,000 Post Offices? We've definitely been more prudent with our resources since then.

Some nice pictures of the the event were sent to me by Rural Carrier Associate Mary Bolas.
Below is a photo of Officer-in-Charge Mary Kilpo, who sold collectibles at the event.

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