hats off to Scott Fybush

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Fri Nov 1 23:32:41 EDT 2013

<<On Fri, 01 Nov 2013 23:04:26 -0400, A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com> said:

> How did people address mail before Zip codes?

With zones, if they lived in metropolitan areas big enough to have
them, otherwise by delivery community (which might not be the same as
the name of the town, as in pre-E911 days most rural people didn't
have addresses, just route and box numbers, and each delivery
community had its own set of routes).  The part of the Back Bay that's
now 02116 used to be "Boston 16".


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