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Friday, June 6, 2008

Post Office: Hinsdale, NH 03451

* Hinsdale NH Post Office Claims to be the Oldest Continuously Operating PO in America-1816.

"...Around the turn of the century, the post office was robbed twice. Thieves blew up the safe both times, destroying valuable records. That's the reason to this day, no one knows who was Hinsdale's postmaster for a 19 year period. (1826-1845) Prior to 1905 people had to come to the post office to pick up mail that was put in "call" boxes. Then, in that year, a rural route was started..."    

Source: www.associatedcontent.com

Further Information:
Source: http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/postalfacts.htm
* Oldest Post Office is in Castine, ME. This office has been in continuous operation since 1814.
* Second Oldest Post Office is in Hinsdale, NH. This office has been in the same building since 1816.

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