THROWBACK THURSDAY: U.S. Post Office Established

{excerpted from an article at The History Channel online} On July 26 in 1775, the U.S. postal system was established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Franklin (1706-1790) put in place the foundation for many aspects of today’s mail system. In 1753, Franklin, who had been postmaster of […]