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July, 2012

Our History

Sophisticated postal service existed in ancient Rome

The Romans had a postal service in the second century that might be called “letter perfect.” Nothing, or almost nothing, could keep their postal carriers from completing their rounds. Comments (3)

June, 2012

Our History

Steamboats once served Queens, L.I.

In the early days of steam navigation, there was no interest from the locality of the North Shore of Long Island to navigate the waters of New York. The one exception was for sailing vessels. Comment

May, 2012

Our History

Farmers first settled Flushing

The town of Flushing was first incorporated Oct. 10, 1645, by the order of the governor of New Netherlands, William Kieft. Comment

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