Maine’s historic taverns and tearooms explored in new book 

Invoice and Kathy Kenny

ELLSWORTH — It may possibly now be a federal criminal offense to open up mail not tackled to you, but that was not generally the scenario, reported Maine creator Invoice Kenny. 

“People would drop their mail off at the tavern and it would pile up on the table until they experienced sufficient mail to deliver.” It was implicit that people who did the offering of mail from tavern to tavern — crammed into and on top rated of modest stagecoaches bouncing above slim, rutted streets — essential a little something to preserve them hectic throughout the unpleasant journey, and “It was just accepted that they could read the mail together the way.”  

“The mail was operate in different ways back again then,” the writer extra. “The persons that acquired the mail would be the ones that compensated the postage.” Sending a

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