Post Offices in the Middle of Nowhere

Bookmarked America’s postal service is a rural lifeline—and it’s in jeopardy (National Geographic)

Rural post offices and mail carriers connect our smallest towns to the world and provide a sense of community. But a burdensome financial structure, and lack of federal aid amid a pandemic, threaten their future.

Wood building with blue trim
The Ophir post office in Colorado is the second smallest in the U.S., but the most photographed

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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