New Jersey is associated with two of the leading figures in the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman worked in Cape May during the summers from 1849 to 1852. Native New Jerseyan William Still was a key organizer of the railroad operations in Philadelphia.
Like many conveniences of modern life, the daily mail is something we take for granted, noticing only when letters are slipped through the mail slot unusually late in the day, or perhaps after a major hurricane, when they don’t come at all. But postal service in Maplewood has had a long journey over some rough roads.