Monroe City Post Office

Rural mail carriers are assembled at the Monroe City post office at the corner of North Main and Winter streets with their horses and buggies ready to start on their routes in the early years of rural free delivery established in 1902, while J. Porter Patton was postmaster. P. M. Christian and Robert Cranston were railway mail clerks and Miss Bess Willis was post office clerk.

Pictured from left to right: J. C. Ensor, P. M. Christian, Robert Cranston, Bess Willis, J. Porter Patton, Frank Webster on bicycle, R. E. Redman Sr., Layson Tuley, Dave Clark, H. W. James and Perry Hays.

Graphics courtesy of Rhiossampler