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Yesterday's News: Waiting for the Mail (First published August 1998)

In this modern world of telephones, faxes and emails, the joy of letter writing has almost disappeared. We've become too reliant on the instant feedback of the internet. In the 1800s, however, residents of Boulder County anxiously awaited the stagecoach, afternoon train, or the rural mail wagon to bring letters from their families back east.

Establishing a postal system to serve homesteaders along...


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