Historic post office on display
"Does that say 1863?" asked Bellefonte postmaster Kathy Punt, pointing to the top of the list of bulk food items.
The note was written during the Civil War and tacked to the side of a desk inside the Headsville, W.Va., post office, which also served as a country store from 1860 to 1914, and it’s one of many items inside that point to another era.
The board-and-batten post office was recently reconstructed inside a new climate-controlled room at the American Philatelic Center’s headquarters at the old Match Factory, where it quietly opened for limited postal business in front of a crowd of stamp enthusiasts . . .
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