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The U.S. Postal Service Turns an Incredible 240 Years Old Today

The U.S. Postal Service turns an amazing 240 years old today! Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General. Today, the 31,000 postal facilities in the USPS system handle 158 billion pieces of mail each year.

Here are 10 amazing facts about the Postal Service which was established July 25, 1775.

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Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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