The articles and pictures that you see within these pages about Bluford
were submitted by Janice Staples
Written permission was given by the Author the late
John R. Warren to use on this website.
BLUFORD POST OFFICE
After the passenger trains were gone and the mail taken to the Post Office,
the service windows would be closed, while Everett Howell would sort the mail
and place it in those little combination boxes that lined the wall. When he
was done he would open the windows, and everyone there would go check their
mailbox. There was no mail delivery in town, unless you were far enough
out to be on a rural route. When the P.O. was in the northeast corner
of Rixmann's building, the wall with the little mail boxes was on the
north side. There were two windows with iron grills that you faced as
you walked in the door, to the back room on the left. In the back room,
were the counters and mail slots on the walls where the mail carriers
sorted the mail for their routes.