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Free historical program in Whitesville will look back at Railroad Postal Service


Learn about RPS circa 1901 until 1917 and what it was like to be a mail clerk

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 At the Whitesville Fire Hall 6:00 PM

From the Independence Historical Society, Steve Cotton, presenter

FREE TO THE PUBLIC Light refreshments will be served

This Program gives an insight on how the Railroad Postal service was formed, what life was like as a Mail Clerk.  The program is divided into 5 sections and lasts roughly 40 minutes.   

1.) Overview of the Railroad Mail Service

2.) Talk about William Stuart – it’s his diary entries referring to his beginning as a RPO clerk

3.) Cameron Mills — taken from the Sept 1948 Railroad Magazine, small town along an RPO in Steuben County.  

 4.) Harold Kane, of Westfield, Pa.  — a RPO clerk in 1949 working in the Cleveland to Cincinnati RPO run.

 5.) Railway Post Office on the NY&P Railway from 1901 until 1917. 


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