Historic pride

Junction City, KS, Postmaster Charles Lincoln (Postmaster over White City) and White City, KS, RMPO Retail Associate Lawrence Reece.

Junction City, KS, Postmaster Charles Lincoln (Postmaster over White City) and White City, KS, RMPO Retail Associate Lawrence Reece.

When the White City, KS, Post Office received a special document from the 19th century, the local newspaper took notice.

Albert C. Buck was the first Postmaster of the White City Post Office on January 21, 1884. His great-granddaughter, Kathreen McKerrow, discovered the official declaration from Postmaster General Walter Q. Gresham appointing Buck as White City’s Postmaster. McKerrow knew the value of the document, and made a special trip from Flower, MT, to White City to present the appointment to Post Office employees, and to see the city where her great-grandfather served as Postmaster.

Employees at White City were moved by the special delivery, and paid to preserve and frame the historic document. When the local newspaper, Prairie Post, received word of the unique item displayed with pride at the Post Office, it chronicled the adventure and featured it with a photo of the document in its publication.

Advertisements
Comments are closed.
  • Hello, I'm Benny the Blogger: I'm the world's most famous postal employee. My hobbies are snappy quotes, kite flying and publishing. I was born Jan. 17, 1706, but don't call me old.

  • Subscribe to Your Postal Blog today and join in on the discussion.

  • Click on the earphones above to listen to the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast.

  • Click on the image above to download the latest edition of the USA Philatelic Catalog

  • Want to take Your Postal Blog with you on the go? Click the QR code below and go mobile.

%d bloggers like this: