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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Nov 30, 17
Edited on:Nov 30, 17
Postmark: circa Sep 4, 1879
Origin: Republic, Greene County, Missouri, UNITED STATES
Destination: St. Louis, Missouri, UNITED STATES

"Republic Mo. Sep 4" circular datestamp and target cancel on 3c green on fawn 1874 Plimpton issue postal entire (#U167) to St. Louis.

Early settlement in southwest Greene County, Missouri centered on the community of Little York. When the Frisco Railroad built a line in the area in 1872, Little York was not on the route. Settlement moved two miles away to Brookline which was on the rail line's route. The first plat for what is now Republic was filed 8 January 1879. While the railroad did go through Republic, initially there was no switch or depot located in the city. A public subscription of $1000 raised the funds to build a depot in the city. Subsequent growth is attributed to the depot's completion. The post office was originally called Brookline Station, established in 1871. Later the village of Brookline was incorporated into Republic.

Envelope is die 57, UPSS 447-5, size 21, watermark 5, Thorp 635, knife 100.

Owner's ID: 1740
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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