By Steve Swain

#282 - Second Quarter 2020

The Island Lumber Town Post Office at Saint Simons Mills, Georgia

Compared to its neighbors to the north and south, Georgia has a short coastline, measuring just 100 miles from Savannah to St. Marys. The islands off the Georgia coast are called barrier islands because they form a barrier, or wall, blocking ocean waves and wind from directly hitting the mainland.

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By Tony L. Crumbley

#281 - First Quarter 2020

The Postal History of Warsaw, North Carolina

Warsaw, located in Duplin County, North Carolina, is perhaps one of the most patriotic towns in the nation. Not every town in the United States is adjacent to some of the world’s largest military institutions.

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By Paul Petosky

#279 - Third Quarter 2019

The History of the Paw Paw, Michigan, Post Office

Paw Paw, Michigan (first called Lafayette) is located in Van Buren County, which was founded in 1829 and organized in 1837. It was named for Martin Van Buren before he became president.

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By Wayne Anmuth

#265 - First Quarter 2016

The Postmarks of Sandy Spring, Maryland,
and Its Adjacent Villages

Sandy Spring, in Montgomery County, Maryland is a distinct community that was settled in the 1720s by members of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. These Quakers made their way from Pennsylvania and settled in this area, which was later named Sandy Spring.

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