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Subject: Mail Delivery
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: josh1942-ga
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Posted: 16 May 2006 17:38 PDT
Expires: 15 Jun 2006 17:38 PDT
Question ID: 729555
Was the US mail delivered more than once a day?
Subject: Re: Mail Delivery
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 16 May 2006 17:52 PDT
Hi josh1942,

Thank you for your question.  I was born in 1942 and I clearly
remember twice daily delivery.  :)

The first link provides the history of when twice daily delivery was
discontinued - 1950

This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-04-803 
entitled 'U.S. Postal Service: USPS Needs to Clearly Communicate How
Postal Services May Be Affected by Its Retail Optimization Plans'
which was released on July 13, 2004.

[scroll to Table 1: Key Events in Postal History, 1775-2004 - about
1/4th down the page from the top]

"Year: 1950; Event: Residential deliveries reduced from twice a 
day to once a day."


Rising From Ruin

"My hat goes off to the postal carriers every where, it is not a job I
would want. But when I was young mail was delivered twice a day in a
timely manner (it didn't take a week to get a letter from across


"i remember when they delivered mail twice a day , but guess my
memorys getting bad dont remember mail on sunday!"


Cato Institute 

"A few decades ago, America enjoyed twice-a-day mail delivery; now,
the Postal Service thinks it does well enough if the mail arrives
before the moon rises."

keyword search:
USPS mail delivery history twice a day

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