Rural Free Delivery of mail was a big deal in rural America. Most of America lived rurally in 1896 when the Post Office put "RFD" into place as an experiment. It was really the first internet and a way for people living on farms to get information.
These two boys are standing in front of what looks to be a new mailbox in front of their home 50 years later. It is a nice mailbox. If you are one of these two boys, write us with some history to add and we will send you a free picture.
Taken by George Sakata, a photographer featured on our website. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. Click here for more information on the 442nd RCB unit.