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07-07-2001, 06:55 PM
I've been enjoying the fandamonium weekend 7/6-7/8 on TV Land and want to know:
What in the heck does RFD stand for?
Will wait for a reply.
07-07-2001, 07:51 PM
Q. In the title "Mayberry, RFD", what does "R.F.D." stand for?
A. In 1896, the U.S. Congress approved Rural Free Delivery. People were becoming increasingly concerned taht a growing country needed to provide postal service to as many citizens as possible, and the villages of Charles Town, Halltown, and Uvilla, West Virginia were the "test markerts" for the project. Postmaster General William S. Bissel was outraged that Congress would charge him with such a ridiculous idea and he refused to spend the $20,000 appropriation stating it was clear that such a move would bankrupt the nation.
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