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Smallest Post Office in the United States by kathy s gillentine
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This closet-sized, 7×8-foot building used to be an irrigation pipe shed for a tomato farm. It was pressed into service after a fire destroyed the Ochopee general store — which also housed the post office — in 1953. The town, which sits on the edge of the Everglades, and which reportedly has a population of 11, has been happy with it ever since.The person who delivers mail from this post office has a daily route that stretches across three counties, 132 miles long. Ochopee, Florida. A historic maker was placed by Collier Country, Florida

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florida, building, history, black and white, smallest post office

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  • grannyshot
    grannyshotover 4 years ago

    Great image Kathy and wonderful narrative!

  • thank you so much Linda

    – kathy s gillentine

  • laminarwind
    laminarwindover 4 years ago

    Fascinating story & great shot.

  • thank you very much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t want to post a huge parcel here lol. So interesing Miss Kathy and very well shot :)))

  • LOL, no kidding. thanks alot Miss Julie

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Wendell Loggins
    Wendell Logginsover 4 years ago

    I like this Kathy and the story makes it even more interesting. Looks like you were able to handle the harsh light very well. My first thought was this looks like a small bait shack. The area sounds like my kind of place, not many people.

  • thanks so much, yes the light was very harsh wasn’t sure if I would be able to pull it off. it does look like a litttle bait shop. thanks so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • FacetEyePhoto
    FacetEyePhotoover 4 years ago

    It gives a whole new meaning to “downsizing”! Well done.

  • yes it does. thanks so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • neilbrown
    neilbrownover 4 years ago

    Hee, this sis sweet, I like stuff like this with a bit of a story.

    Great take too, very nice b&w, smart perspective & sky effect!

  • thank you very much Neil, I was trying to work around the harsh lighting

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Great capture Kathy. Wow—it really is small! XXSUEXX

  • thanks so much Sue, how would you like to be the postmaster there. lol xxx

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • thank you so much Edyta

    – kathy s gillentine

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Brilliant! Great shot!

  • many thanks Trish

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Cool find and capture Kathy not much room hey.

  • thanks so much Steve, no room at all, and if drive the speed limit of 50, then without knowing it is there you would pass it. lol

    – kathy s gillentine

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