Railway Post Offices to be Wednesday focus of Whitesville historical presentation

The Town of Independence Historical Society will host a free presentation Wednesday on how the Railway Postal Service was formed and what life was like as a mail clerk during a presentation at the Whitesville Fire Hall, 496 Main Street.

Steve Cotton will provide information during a 6PM session which will be broken into five sections, including:
— An overview of the mail service.
— Diary entries of William Stuart, from his start as a Railway Post Office (RPO) clerk.
— A September 1948 Railroad Magazine story about Cameron Mills, a small town along a RPO in Steuben County.
— Information about Harold Kane of Westfield, Pa., a RPO clerk working in 1949 on the Cleveland to Cincinnati rail run.
— The Railway Post Office on the the New York and Pennsylvania Railroad between 1901 and 1912.