The former French colonized state, also nicknamed “Pelican State,” became a state of the United States of America as the 18th state on April 30th, 1812. Due to Spanish and French colonization, the state has a rich historical background; thus, it is a popular tourist destination. New Orleans is the most major historical point of the state.
New Orleans houses a picturesque French quarter, the super dome, and hosts the annual Mardi Gras celebration since 1838. Other tourist attractions within New Orleans are the Chalmette national historical park, the new Iberia and Natchitoches historic plantations, and numerous state parks.
The Winnsboro post office, now the old post office museum, was constructed in 1936. Due to its historical significance, the building has been refurbished. However, the gold post offices and original wood floors are still the same.
The Winnsboro post office displays the franklin parish history, especially on its perimeter. The building has a secret tunnel that the postal inspector used to spy on the postal employees to ensure their work effectiveness. However, its operations ceased in 1998, and the USPS constructed a new Winnsboro post office on Louisiana Highway 15. Moreover, it has Datos Myer’s mural titled “Logging in the Louisiana Swamps.”
However, some murals have been taken down in some post offices In Louisiana. At the Jeanerette post office, a mural is surrounded by many controversies as the mural shows slaves working in a sugarcane plantation. The town’s residents want the mural to be taken down or covered up. The painting was done and erected in the 1940s to dhow Louisiana’s economic pillars; nevertheless, it has a negative impact.
There are numerous post offices in Louisiana today. Not only do they serve the resident’s mailing needs, but they also give them job opportunities such as mail processing and delivery.