SCENE | Rural Post Offices
I took the above photo of the post office in Bondurant, Wyoming (population 100) last month. It's been on my desktop for a while, and I've stared at it often trying to figure out why I like it so much. This post office is so small and unassuming, yet still holds a certain power to it, as all post offices do. There's something about a post office I guess, especially in the digital age—they're cumbersome and ancient, sure, but they're also such a perfect representation of their communities. And even as they serve a town or village or city, there's a consistency to them that makes them touchtones to the federal government. Thousands of rural post offices have been closing over the years and movements have sprung up to save them in large numbers. A few weeks ago I read an article titled How We Saved Our Rural Post Office, possibly the most authentic grass roots campaign I've seen in a long time. A few more below worth saving.