Post Office

Post Office (HM2MA4)

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N 35° 52.677', W 97° 25.644'

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Dennis T. Flynn (afterwards delegate in congress from Oklahoma)
with no authority beyond a telegram from Senator Plum of
Kansas saying he was to be appointed postmaster, opened the
post office in a tent on April 23, 1889. At first, he just
handed out the mail with volunteer help all day and half
the night - - to the hundreds lined up anxious to get definite
information as to what day mama and the children would arrive."

On May 14, 1889, postmaster Flynn telegraphed Washington:
"Am selling $50. stamps daily. Clerks work 5 a. m. to midnight
every day. When mail is opened the line at the window is
half-mile long. We handle 3,000 letters and 1,000 newspapers
daily. No trouble of any kind. Town has 5 banks and 6 newspapers."

The west portion of the present building was constructed
in 1903; addition of east portion was in 1913.
HM NumberHM2MA4
Year Placed1980
Placed ByThe Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 641958 N 3971553
Decimal Degrees35.87795000, -97.42740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.677', W 97° 25.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 40.62" N, 97° 25' 38.64" W
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