Postal Service through the years

POSTED: 08:05 AM PST Feb 06, 2013    UPDATED: 09:35 AM PDT May 01, 2013 

Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general of the struggling United States Postal Service, "has decided to retire" in February after serving 39 years at the agency, the USPS announced Friday. Check out landmark moments in U.S. Postal Service history.

Postal Dates - Dead Letter Office
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1825: The dead letter office is established to hold "undeliverable" mail like the stacks of tires seen in this photo from 1925.

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