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Iowa History 101: Rural Free Delivery, Parcel Post and Responses to Mail Order Commerce in Iowa, 1897-1915

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00 to 1:00pm

Join Public Historian Sarah Johnson for a spirited debate on how the U.S. Post Office Department's extension of Rural Free Delivery in 1897 and Parcel Post in 1913 changed retail commerce in Iowa. We will examine advocates for "progress" and resistance from local merchants and Commercial Clubs across Iowa. Learn more and register here.

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