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In Years Past

September 18, 2012
The Post-Journal

In 1912, motorcycles were about to be introduced into the postal service, as experimental motorcycle routes would be established in Washington in the following week by order of Postmaster General Hitchcock. If it worked well, motorcycles would be used for collecting purposes in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and other large cities. Automobiles had been used in the postal service for many years. Aeroplanes were also under consideration as a means of transporting mail.



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