Every Dead Letter In The Country Goes To This One Place In Utah
You’ve probably heard what you think of as the U.S. Postal worker’s creed: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” While it’s inscribed on the exterior of the James Farley Post Office in New York, it’s not actually an official motto of the Post Office. The Post Office’s mission statement is:
“The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people. It shall provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities.”
While it’s not quite as poetic as “gloom of night,” the U.S. Post Office is remarkably effective at shuttling written communication all over the country – even when that communication is almost impossible to decode. There’s a place in Utah that’s a vital part of the Post Office’s mission. Read on to find out more!
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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