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Tucson mail processing operations to shut down

Tucson mail processing operations to shut down

The Tucson postal station is closing down all processing operations in April.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Look Back 1222

Look Back 1222

Mail sacks pile up shortly before Christmas 1942 in the tunnel beneath the Post Office and Union Station. More than 650 postal employees enlisted during World War II, and the Post Office was pressed to hire enough temporaries to help with the holiday crush. (Post-Dispatch)

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Look Back 1222

Look Back 1222

Customers fill the lobby at the downtown Post Office, now called the "Old Post Office" at Eighth and Olive streets, shortly before Christmas 1932. (Post-Dispatch)

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Christmas 1943

Christmas 1943

Women who worked as temporary employees before Christmas 1943 punch their time cards after a long day at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street. The Post Office hired women as temporaries during World War II, the first time it had done so since World War I. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Christmas 1949

Christmas 1949

Bonita Burns, a clerk at the main Post Office downtown, works through some of the mail on Dec. 21, 1949. Mail volume for Christmas often was six times or more than usual. Post-Dispatch file photo

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December 1937

December 1937

Clerks handle some of the crush of Christmas mail in December 1937 in what then was the brand-new main Post Office at 1720 Market Street. The Post Office hired about 3,000 temporary workers to double its workforce to handle mail and packages in the weeks before Christmas. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Christmas 1948

Christmas 1948

Postal clerks work through last-minute mailings for Christmas 1948 at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street. Postmaster Bernard Dickmann said the office handled nearly 6.3 million items on Dec. 20. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Post Office, Christmas 1932

Post Office, Christmas 1932

Clerks process packages shortly before Christmas 1932 at the main St. Louis Post Office, 100 South 18th Street. To handle the holiday rushes before automation, the local Post Office would double its workforce by hiring temporary employees to help handle the volume. With the Depression on, th…

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Post Office, Christmas 1932

Post Office, Christmas 1932

Postal workers push packages during the rush before Christmas 1932 in the main St. Louis Post Office, then at 100 South 18th Street. That building opened in 1912 and was replaced by the current main Post Office, 1720 Market Street, in 1937. Today's "Old Post Office," at Eighth and Olive Stre…

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Post Office, Christmas 1945

Post Office, Christmas 1945

Postal clerks, both full-time and holiday temporaries, handle the last rush of mail before Christmas 1945 at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street. The local office handled 5.5 million pieces of mail on Dec. 18, its peak for 1945. Post-Dispatch file photo

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Christmas 1944

Christmas 1944

Parcels destined for service members overseas pile up at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street, on Oct. 8, 1944, shortly before the mailing deadline to assure the packages reached their destinations on time. Post-Dispatch file photo

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It might soon cost 49 cents to mail a letter

WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency's "precarious financial condition" and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress…

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Charges dropped against man in ricin letters case

TUPELO, Miss. — Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others, while authorities searched at another man’s home in connection with the case.

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1 in 10 big blue mailboxes will leave

1 in 10 big blue mailboxes will leave

About one in 10 big blue curbside mailboxes on Tucson streets will soon disappear.

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1 in 10 big blue mailboxes will leave

1 in 10 big blue mailboxes will leave

One of 41 Postal Service curbside collection boxes targeted for removal from Tucson streets carries a notice about its coming demise.

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'Every door' mailing service is growing: Ad items targeted to postal routes

'Every door' mailing service is growing: Ad items targeted to postal routes

If you want to advertise your business, it's hard to beat going door to door.

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'Every door' mailing service is growing: Ad items targeted to postal routes

'Every door' mailing service is growing: Ad items targeted to postal routes

Postal worker David Carrasco loads a truck. Ad mail can now be delivered on specific carrier routes via the Postal Service's Every Door Direct Mail.

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New postal program catching on with Tucson businesses

If you want to advertise your business, it’s hard to beat going door-to-door.

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Closing of Tucson USPS center focus of meeting

A meeting to discuss closing the U.S. Postal Service mail processing facility in Tucson is set for tomorrow.

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