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Rural Free Delivery Mail Service, 1904

From The Murray News
published at Spring Place, August 26, 1904

FREE DELIVERY ON OCTOBER FIRST
Three Route Start From Spring Place

LENGTH OF THE ROUTES
And Number of People Served,
With Salaries of the Carriers

Three rural free delivery routes out of Spring Place are now assured.

Postmaster J. F. Everett is authorized by the Post Office Department to establish Route Nos. 1, 2 and 3, on Saturday, October 1, 1904.

Details are as follows:

Route No. 1–Distance 22 1/8 miles; area covered, 19 square miles; number of houses on the route, 103; population served, 464; carrier's salary, $684.

Route No. 2–Distance 25 1/4 miles; area covered, 18 ½ square miles; number of houses on the route, 150; population served, 675; carrier's salary, $720.

Route No. 3–Distance 21 miles; area covered 16 square miles; number of houses on the route, 126; population served, 567; carrier's salary, $666.

The territory covered by the above routes has previously been published in The Murray News.

The date of examination of applicants for carriers' positions has not yet been announced, but must necessarily be soon.

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