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Mr. Hight

Railway Post Office Clerk Project

Name: Harley Hight

Hometown: Millstadt, Illinois

Years of Service: 10

Lines Worked: Chicago to Memphis, Nashville to St. Louis, Rock Island to St. Louis

Assignment after Mail Train: East St. Louis Sectional Center, East St. Louis, Illinois

 

 

 

In his own words...

"...that first day they took about fifteen of us into a room...that guy told us 'you're going to have to learn where 5000 towns and cities are' and I thought umm, that doesn't sound too good to me."

Mr. Hight on the skills needed to be
an RPO clerk.


Primary Sources

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Railway Post Office Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project Railway Post office Clerk Project
USPS
1955
Notification of
Personnel Action Form
Notice of Rating
Form
     
      Railway Post Office Clerk Project       Railway Post Office Clerk Project Railway Post Office Clerk Project
1962
photo
CHI & MEM 10
1967
CHI & MEM 25
Crew
     
Railway Post Office Clerk Project Railway Postal Clerk Project Illinois Study Map
Use and Care
of Revolvers
Round Stamp
09/09/1967
Illinois Study Map
and Scheme
     
Railway Postal Clerk Project

 

Railway Post Office Clerk Project

Railway Post Office Clerk Project
Supply
Case
Earning
Statement
CHI & MEM 2
Crew 1962