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In the 19th century, the Pony Express carried the mail 1860-1861. It was very expensive with a one-page letter costing the equivalent of $19.00. That was too expensive for the general population. The telegraph went into service then, and the Pony Express became a romantic memory.

For all it’s flaws, the U.S. Postal Service does its best to serve the general public.

When the Postal Service wanted to establish a Post Office here, they thought it was a good idea to name it after a Sioux girl, Ijkalaka, the wife of David Harrison Russell, a scout.

Rumor has it the Postal Service changed the...



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