Pic du Jour: Post Office, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Today marks the 224th birthday of the Postal Service Act in the U.S., a piece of legislation that in effect give birth to the United States Post Office Department, the predecessor to the US Postal Service, a government department which among other things, kept stamp collectors like me very happy.

How important was it? Many have likely forgotten that the Post Office Department remained a cabinet level department until 1971 when the Postal Reorganization Act turned it into an independent agency.

This is a photo of the post office at Cannon Beach, Oregon, population 1700, the westernmost U.S. post office I’ve ever seen and visited, and one of the westernmost on the continental U.S. Unfortunately it was closed that day so I couldn’t send myself a post card to record that personal milestone. Another time.


Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 778th straight, was taken in Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA, on 10 August 2013.

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  1. What a fun idea! If I make it down to Cannon Beach this summer I’ll let you know and maybe I can forward that missing post card.

  2. hey from uio! am here w/my friend barbara, and she just told me that she’s commented many times and thinks you did not receive her comments.. egad!

    she said that you’ve been to oregon, and i said, ‘wow, i have missed that, but i’ve been offline more than on for way too long..’ she had hoped to help make your oregon travels the best they could be, but she never heard back.

    i suspected that her comments landed in your spam box…

    tomorrow we’re heading back to mindo, where it’s a daily challenge w/the el nino weather hitting us and not thoseon the coast! imagine that!

    glad to be here and saying hi.. of course you’re here in spirit in uio!


    1. Hi Lisa — great to hear from you! I haven’t been to Oregon lately, those and this photo was taken a few years ago. No, I don’t recall hearing from her.

      I think of Quito often, hard to believe that I year has already passed. Be well and kick some El Nino butt!

      1. buenos dias from uio… it’s good to hear from you too…

        i just passed your feedback to barb; sometimes those comments don’t reach the destination… she follows your blog and said when she saw/read that you were Oregon bound, she wrote re: Hood River area and passed on some local tips… oh well, if you’re ever back in that area…

        today we’ll do some shopping before returning to mindo and then offline again.

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