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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2013-May-15, 01:45 PM
Wow. Didn't know that Ben Franklin:

In 1753 Benjamin Franklin was appointed deputy postmaster general for
the British colonies (which then included Nova Scotia, New Hampshire,
Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and
South Carolina). In 1755 Franklin organized the first regular monthly
mail packet service between Falmouth, England, and New York,
and opened the first official post office in what is now Canada
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to link Halifax with the Atlantic colonies
and the packet service to England. A post office for local
and outgoing mail had been started by Benjamin Leigh
in Halifax in April, 1754.

Imagine my home town

ToSeek
2013-May-15, 02:22 PM
The post office at 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in Washington, DC, is named the Benjamin Franklin Post Office. I actually used it a few times when I worked downtown a few blocks away.