On the 28th of December 1846, Iowa became a United States of America constituent state. Originally the state's capital was Iowa City, but in 1857, Des Moines became the new capital. The "Hawkeye State, Iowa, played a vital role in the underground railroad as it helped slaves escape from the south to Canada.
The establishment of post offices in Iowa began in 1833. The first post office was established in Dubuque. The need for a post office arose because the white men found their permanent homes and made their livelihood in the state needed one. During this time, the post office charged postage for 25 cents a letter.
When the railroad arrived in Iowa, the state's postal service improved. The railway post office in Des Moines is one of Iowa's historical pillars. It was established in 1938. The railway post office operated both day and night. Railroad post offices rose on the railroads thus, improved trading in Iowa.
Currently, there are more than 700 post offices in Iowa. Post offices have impacted a lot on the Iowa state. The post offices have offered lots of jobs to the Iowa residents. Numerous job capacities such as mail carriers, mail clerks, office support specialists have been made available.
Moreover, those who get employed can boast of health insurance under the Federal Employees Health Benefits. Not only does the plan avail numerous health plans, but it also makes health affordable. Ost offices have immensely proved to be essential to Iowa residents as they use the residents' mails to deliver cheap newspapers.
Moreover, the Iowa post offices protected the American cultural legacy, especially during the depression era. Lots of outstanding murals are displayed in at least 37 post offices to date. They were first put up to lift Americans' spirits, such as in the Dubuque post office; there are spectacular murals of the Mississippi River's early life.