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Jeff Schumaker

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Interesting mail delivery by the Maine Central
« on: January 21, 2018, 05:15:06 PM »
While searching through online newspaper archives for Maine 2 footer articles, I came across this interesting report in the August 11, 1893 issue of the Gardiner Reporter Journal. It comes from South Gardiner.

The air was filled with news along the railroad track when the mail train passed Saturday afternoon. The mail bag was thrown off the train as usual, but bounded back and was caught probably on a truck frame, and the rate newspaper mail was distributed through the town was rapid, but one not approved by the post office department. The bag was found near the Pulp Mill in a demoralized condition but the letters were all right.

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Re: Interesting mail delivery by the Maine Central
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 05:57:02 PM »
At least that was an accident, unlike the stories we are hearing about postal workers burning, shredding mail because they are too lazy to do their jobs.