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“Fremont County Postal History” by Stan Grove

Often overlooked by historians as well as the general public; artifacts carried by the mails may shed an interesting light on the ways and manners of a given time. “Postal history” is the study of where and how the everyday mail has been addressed, conveyed, and delivered.  Even when the letters are no longer extant to provide a direct glimpse of earlier times, envelopes alone, with all their markings, can evoke a story of exploration and settlement, hard times and not so hard, urbane civilization and rugged frontier conditions.

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