Postal Service through the years

Published On: Feb 06 2013 10:05:34 AM CST   Updated On: May 01 2013 11:35:15 AM CDT

Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general of the struggling United States Postal Service, "has decided to retire" in February after serving 39 years at the agency, the USPS announced Friday. Check out landmark moments in U.S. Postal Service history.

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2010: Budget cuts force the Postal Service to close thousands of post offices nationwide.

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