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The first post office in America was established in Boston. This centralized mail sorting facility was in the home of Richard Fairbanks. His house was located between Washington & Devonshire Streets just north of Water Street. Modern sources identify his house as the Fairbanks Tavern. It is believed that the tradition from England of dropping mail off at coffee houses and taverns was adopted by the earliest Bostonians. An article in the April 8th 1922 Boston Globedescribes the first Post Office: "The first post office in Boston--and probably in the first in America--was established in the home of Richard Fairbanks, on or very near the site of the [then] present Boston Globe building in 1639.

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