10.20.2010

Thursday, October 20, 1960: First automated post office

Providence, Rhode Island, is the site of the United States' first fully automated post office, dedicated on October 20. It was designed to process a million pieces of mail a day, though a 1962 report found that it fell far short of that number.

* From Rhode Island Historical Society: @
* From National Postal Museum: @
* From "Rhode Island Curiosities": @
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