Oct 13-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: October: Oct 13-09
Rockland P.O.    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Marsha Galbraith
P.O. Road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Marsha Galbraith

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 08:01 am:

Recently, Marsha Galbraith let me know she had added some new photos to her Guest Gallery Album. Her email said that she had set out to photograph some of the more quaint Post Offices around the U.P. Marsha also noted that many of the ones she was looking for, no longer existed. One she did discover still there and operational, was the Rockland Post Office and the bonus was the colored foliage surrounding the building.

Marsha had a surprise find in her quest for P.O. photos, when she came across Post Office Road. Her directions to find this location are: "You take M-38, 26 miles down from Baraga. Google maps says you turn left on old 35 and go about a half mile and Post Office Rd. is there. I'm pretty sure though that the Post Office Road sign was right on M-38." What a neat coincidence that while on her Post Office photographic journey, she'd unintentionally pass by this road to use as a lead-off for her album. Thanks for sharing, Marsha!

By allen philley (Allen) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 08:14 am:

Wonderful pictures. Wonderful plan. There are many things we see every day that won't be here the next. Take pictures of everything when you can.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 11:44 am:

Somewhere, someplace, I remember seeing a book on american post office architecture and how it had changed over the years. Might be something I'll have to look on Amazon for.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:25 pm:

I correspond with Paul Petosky in Munising and he has hundreds of pictures of Michigan post offices.

By allen philley (Allen) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 04:18 pm:

Thanks for the interesting link.

By Lisa Walters (Ypsilisa) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 04:32 pm:

I just returned from the Keweenaw yesterday; while I was there I
photographed the post offices in Copper Harbor and Mohawk, the
latter because my uncle was postmaster there for many years. :)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 04:37 pm:

Small town post offices probably are much less hectic 2 work in. Thanks 4 sharing the pics.

By Lisa Fancovic (3beards) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 06:35 pm:

This is off topic, but are there any dog owners in Houghton who would be willing to do a home check for a rescue group? It's just a quick visit to make sure the home is a safe environment for a dog. If you can, please email me at lisa@3beards.net Thanks!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 06:50 pm:

Fun pictures today!

By Carolyn Rowland (Carolyn) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 10:35 pm:

I used to know someone who was postmaster in one of those small post offices up north. I think he said he was the only employee there. That would certainly be a lonely job and probably not too hectic except maybe at Christmas. I can't remember which PO he worked at. It was somewhere in Keweenaw county I believe.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 05:50 pm:

Since this photo shoot has to do with post offices, here's a picture by a Clayton Self. It was taken 1 year ago this month, showing a small town post office, complete with an Autumn-Wintry surrounding:

By Mike (Theothermike) on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 06:34 pm:

The post office in Ralph is my favorite. Sorry no photo.

By Madeline Duplantier (Northwood) on Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 08:16 am:

I applied for a transfer to the Keweenaw Post around 1978, they offered me a rural carrier position that entailed delivery to approx 200 year round home and a 200 mile route that required three day per week delivery, if my memory is correct.

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