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Moon landing

Fifty years ago this week, America held its breath as Apollo 11 vaulted toward the moon and the historic landing and first step that would be taken on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969.  American flags flew everywhere, and Lawyers’ Row at Gloucester Court House presented a beautiful and stirring array. Meanwhile at tiny Moon Post Office in Mathews, shown below, postmaster Shirley Snow, below right, stayed busy postmarking thousands of moon landing commemorative envelopes that came from every corner of the nation. As far as historians can tell, the post office, which is now in another building, was not named for Earth’s satellite, but for a misinterpretation of the word “noon” on the postal application. ...

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