USPS Fun Facts
In the more than two centuries since Benjamin Franklin was appointed our first Postmaster General in 1775, the Postal Service™ has grown and changed with America, boldly embracing new technologies to better serve a growing population.
Grand Canyon Mail Delivery
The most unusual delivery method used by USPS is a mule train in Arizona. The mules carry mail, food and supplies down an 8-mile trail to the Havasupai Indians at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
You already know that the Postal Service moves mail by planes, hovercraft, trains, trucks, cars, boats, ferries, helicopters, subways, bicycles and feet.
The Shortest Delivery Route
The shortest rural delivery route is in Aurora, Ohio. The carrier travels 0.16 miles and delivers to 102 mail boxes.
Easy as 1 - 2 - 3
The easiest to remember ZIP Code is 12345, a unique ZIP Code for General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
The Oldest Post Office
The Hinsdale, NH, Post Office (03451) has been located in the same building since 1816.
Zero tax dollars used. The Postal Service receives NO tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
The Pony Express
The Pony Express was in operation only from April 3, 1860, to October. 26, 1861. It was never part of the U.S. Postal Service.
The Postal Service has the nation's largest retail network — bigger than McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, domestically.
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Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.