1911: Lettermen 24 Years

Three Civil War Veterans Celebrate Unusual Anniversary

Middletown, Conn., July 11.–When the free delivery of letters was first installed in this city, twenty-four years ago today, three veterans of the civil war, Michael S. Dunn, John Slavin and James Deming, were appointed by the postmaster. These three men, now grey-haired and stoop-shouldered from their quarter century of work carrying their delivery bags, are still covering their routes, and the entire city joined in celebrating their twenty-four years of service.

From The Chanute Daily Tribune (Chanute, Kansas), Tuesday, July 11, 1911.



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