Rural Delivery Service

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Rural Delivery Service

The delivery of mail by the United States Postal Service to areas with low population density. The Rural Delivery Service was introduced in the 1890s; previously, people who lived in rural areas had to go to the nearest post office to pick up their mail.
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Beginning in 1896, the concept of "Rural Free Delivery," or RFD, was incorporated into the operations of the U.S.
Since rural free delivery was instituted in 1892, the U.S.
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