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Contributed by Leonard Curtis
Digitized by Leonard Curtis
Added to the archive Dec. 1, 2013
This is the only known photograph of the early R. R. 3 neighborhood mailboxes for Mulberry Center
People: N. L. Maxon, mail-carrier (standing next to mailboxes) and Aquila France (standing next to carriage).
Activity: This photograph appears to be one of two commissioned by Mr. France to commemorate pioneer life in the Mulberry Center community (the other is image no. 33). Mr. Maxon and Mr. France are standing at the intersection of two roads at the SE corner of the NE ¼ of Section 6, Blairsburg Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. Thus the view in the photo is towards the NNW showing the NW corner of the intersection, the location of the neighborhood mailboxes until the late 1950s. Note that the roads are little more than paths over the prairie, having no grade, no road-bed, and no surface treatment.