Historical animation - Arrival of the mail

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11 h 30

The mail is in!  The mail is brought in by the carrier, coming in on foot from the distribution center located several miles away. It comes in once or twice a week, but since even the telegraph is scarcely used and that the telephone does not exist yet, it provides a rare and welcome contact with the outside world. Thus, it is a event people talk about, and many rush to the post office — for example, at the Godin General Store — hoping for news, a package, a shipment of some sort from those faraway places where you had never been…