By Paul Petosky

#279 - Third Quarter 2019

The History of the Paw Paw, Michigan, Post Office

Paw Paw, Michigan (first called Lafayette) is located in Van Buren County, which was founded in 1829 and organized in 1837. It was named for Martin Van Buren before he became president.

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By Wayne Anmuth

#265 - First Quarter 2016

The Postmarks of Sandy Spring, Maryland,
and Its Adjacent Villages

Sandy Spring, in Montgomery County, Maryland is a distinct community that was settled in the 1720s by members of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. These Quakers made their way from Pennsylvania and settled in this area, which was later named Sandy Spring.

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