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America's Quirkiest Post Offices

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Even the addresses of these post offices are quirky, from the U.S. Capitol basement to the Detroit River.

Washington Park and Zoo Railway, Portland, OR

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Most mail was carried on trains until the 1970s. Today, the narrow-gauge recreational railroad in Oregon’s Washington Park, which loops two miles between the Oregon Zoo, the Hoyt Arboretum, the International Rose Test Garden, and the World Forestry Center, still hand-cancels mail deposited in boxes on the zoo grounds or on the railway itself. It’s the last operating U.S. railroad with its own postal cancellation to continuously offer mail service. 4001 SW Canyon Rd.; (503) 226-156; oregonzoo.org

America's Quirkiest Post Offices

Washington Park and Zoo Railway, Portland, OR

Most mail was carried on trains until the 1970s. Today, the narrow-gauge recreational railroad in Oregon’s Washington Park, which loops two miles between the Oregon Zoo, the Hoyt Arboretum, the International Rose Test Garden, and the World Forestry Center, still hand-cancels mail deposited in boxes on the zoo grounds or on the railway itself. It’s the last operating U.S. railroad with its own postal cancellation to continuously offer mail service. 4001 SW Canyon Rd.; (503) 226-156; oregonzoo.org

© dk / Alamy
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