A great deal has been said about the United States Post Office throughout the years. Some positive and some not all that great. Be that as it may, one thing is without a doubt, the American mail framework has made some amazing progress since it’s beginnings and has done it right slowly and carefully.
In spite of the fact that history shows that a bar in Boston, possessed by Richard Fairbanks, was the principal area to deal with abroad mail, it wasn’t until July 26, 1775 that the United States Post Office was formally conceived.
It was at the gathering of the second Continental Congress in Philadelphia did our ancestors meet to begin another administration. During this gathering, it was additionally concluded that we required a superior method of conveying mail to the thirteen provinces. In this manner, Benjamin Franklin was named as the first U.S. Postmaster General, under Continental Congress.
It was Franklin that made America’s postal framework; one that is still in support of this day. Franklin was likewise the one that created:
- More streets and courses
- Night time mail conveyance
- Regular mail plan conveyances
Since one of the objectives that the mail station had was for quicker conveyance, it was the mail station that asked for:
- Building of better streets for stagecoaches
- Steamboat use
- The structure of the railroad framework
Searching for an approach to get mail conveyance quicker toward the west coast, especially California, William H. Russell started a business in 1860 which came to be known as the Pony Express. The thought was to manufacture new or fix old transfer stations roughly 10 to 15 miles from each other.
A rider would then ride a pony, taking it starting with one transfer station then onto the next, change ponies and he would be headed toward the following station. An ordinary day would incorporate roughly 75 to 100 miles voyaged per rider. The main realized Pony Express rider was Johnny Fry. Nonetheless, in the same way as other organizations, the Pony Express just endured about a year as America had the option to get broadcast lines snared right to California.
The following stage in mail conveyance administration was the utilization of the railroad framework. In spite of the fact that the railroad was utilized here and there in short runs in just certain pieces of the country, it wasn’t until August 28, 1864 that the first U.S. railroad post office course got official.
Under the direction of colleague postmaster of Chicago, George B. Armstrong, the main course was from Chicago, Illinois to Clinton, Iowa. With the present mail being conveyed by trucks and planes, the last conveyance run by a railroad post office occurred on June 30, 1977.
Next in line for the advancement of transportation was through the skies. So in 1911, the main mail conveyed via plane occurred. The first U.S. mail pilot was Earle H. Ovington as he flew this lady trip between Garden City and Mineola, in New York; roughly two miles.
With the information that America presently had with flying, Airmail authoritatively turned out to be a piece of the American postal conveyance standard in 1918. At that point as the mail administration developed, the primary cross-country airmail test occurred in 1920 and along these lines turned into an ordinary help in 1924.