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A UNIQUE POST OFFICE

■ .•..-•. . — - . ■_ . , .' Probably no other place in North America has a Post. Office. of the unique^ pi-oportiohs of Beebe Plain, Vermont. There a simple wooden building- shelters the offices of two countries. The structure is cut diagonally by the Canada-United line, s being- almost equally divided by the imaginary boundary. The northern half contains the Post Office of Beebe Plain, Canada, and the south : em half the office of Beebe Plain, Ver rriont. They are separated only by a ten-foot corridor, using- -this passageway and the same door in common. George H. House, postmaster, looks af,ter the mail of the two offices. As a result of red tape in the postal regulations regarding the "transfer of mails .n letter mailed at the Vermont office -for the Canadian office across the hall travels 200 miles before delivery. A letter posted at Beebe Plain Vermont, for Beebe Plain, Canada, will go south on the Boston and Maine Railroad from. Beebe Junction, Vermont, to White River Junction, • 1,11 miles on the same route, and, thus continues its way to Sherwood, Canada, thirty-four miles further. There it is ag-ain transfererd and returns tio Beebe, ; ' Canada. That is, after having- a ride- of twenty-four hours an,d going- 2qo miles it arrives- a.t its destination, • ten feet from where it started.

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A UNIQUE POST OFFICE, Grey River Argus, 1 November 1913

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A UNIQUE POST OFFICE Grey River Argus, 1 November 1913

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