At this date--June, 1904,--there are four towns within Lyon county having rural free delivery of mail, lines diverging from them, viz: Rock Rapids, Alvord, Inwood and George.  No one appreciates this wonderful change in mail service as well as does he, or she, who lived here from 1870 to 1880, during which period mails only came a few times a week, at best, from LeMars, by stage, or teamsters.  Now the daily papers of Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Des Moines, Chicago and St. Paul, are placed in the mail boxes, in front of a majority of the farmers' homes in the county.  Truly we are living in the best age the world has thus far known.


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