FGS - Paper Trails: the U.S. Post and the Making of the American West

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Genealogy, History, Older Adults


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Did the US Post weave together two of the era’s defining projects: western expansion and the growth of state power? Between the 1860s and the early 1900s, the western United States underwent a dramatic reorganization of people, land, capital, and resources. As millions of settlers moved into the region, they relied on letters and newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, petitions and money orders to stay connected to the wider world. Learn how the spread of the US Post with100,000 post offices created a new picture of the federal government in the West.

Presented by Cameron Blevins, author, historian. Hosted by the Foothills Genealogical Society.

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