By Steve Kochersperger

#285 - First Quarter 2021

A Postal History of Hooterville

The village of Hooterville, along with its post office, attained national celebrity, primarily through a trio of television shows that aired during the 1960s and 1970s — Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and The Beverly Hillbillies. For many viewers, Hooterville was the embodiment of small-town, rural America. The Hooterville Post Office and general store represent a way of receiving mail that, for most Americans, has all but vanished. As such, the Hooterville Post Office warrants a closer look.

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By Peter Martin

#284 - Fourth Quarter 2020

The Post Office at Duck Key, Florida

Duck Key, in Monroe County, Florida, is located oceanside of U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway) at mile marker 61 in the center of the Florida Keys. It lies about 90 miles south of Miami and nine miles north of Marathon (Figure 1). The .9 square mile island has a long history. Its name was given around 1722 and land ownership dates back to an 1814 Spanish land grant.

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By Steve Swain

#282 - Second Quarter 2020

The Island Lumber Town Post Office at Saint Simons Mills, Georgia

Compared to its neighbors to the north and south, Georgia has a short coastline, measuring just 100 miles from Savannah to St. Marys. The islands off the Georgia coast are called barrier islands because they form a barrier, or wall, blocking ocean waves and wind from directly hitting the mainland.

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By Tony L. Crumbley

#281 - First Quarter 2020

The Postal History of Warsaw, North Carolina

Warsaw, located in Duplin County, North Carolina, is perhaps one of the most patriotic towns in the nation. Not every town in the United States is adjacent to some of the world’s largest military institutions.

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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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