Monday, October 13, 2008

Mail from Cleveland!

Did you know?

Cleveland mail clerk, Joseph Briggs, started the country's first known free delivery mail service. Prior to home delivery, families had to flock to the post office itself to get their mail, waiting in long lines and enduring hard trips. Briggs began the delivery service in 1863 in Cuyahoga County, which became so popular that the devoted the rest of his life spreading this idea and practice across the US.

Briggs also designed the very first letter carrier's uniform.

All right here in Cleveland!



Blogger Fizzgig said...

no shit. next time someone brings up the burning lake, I've got a sweet comeback!

October 13, 2008 at 4:41 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home