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.
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.