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100 years ago: Lawrence post office processes 1 million letters a month

May 16, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 16, 1911:

  • “That nearly a million pieces of mail a month pass through the Lawrence post office, is the tale which the most recent statistics taken by Uncle Sam indicate. The incoming mail is heavier than the outgoing mail, indicating that Lawrence needs some more factories, mercantile establishments, collection agencies, patent medicine vendors, or some class of firm, employing a large number of stenographers. As long as there are more letters coming into Lawrence than are being mailed out, the balance of stamp sales is not in favor of the local office.”
  • “A suit case full of clothes left in a Lawrence home by their owner after a hurried exit through the window upon hubby’s unexpected return, was exhibit ‘A’ in a divorce suit in district court late yesterday afternoon. The clothes, together with a pocket book, knife, and other articles were positively identified by witnesses who were familiar with them. The husband was awarded his divorce.”

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