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April 7, 2011

Minnesota’s first post office sorting shelves

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 10:14 am

Minnesota's first post office sorting shelves

On this day (April 7) in 1846, the first post office in the city of St. Paul was established in the General Store of Henry Jackson (who was also the Postmaster). These set of pine sorting shelves were used in that Post Office and were made by the Assistant Postmaster Auguste Larpenteur.

Assistant Postmaster Auguste Larpenteur

A.L. Larpenteur and the first St. Paul post office box, circa 1900

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