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Learn 10 amazing facts about the US Postal Service. Despite recent cutbacks in delivery hours and financial struggles, the US Postal Service is an iconic organization. Here are 10 amazing facts about the US Postal Service.Number 10 – Ever wonder how many mail pieces get processed and delivered every single day - if you guessed 554 million, you were exactly right. Number 9 – In one working day, mail carriers and truck drivers travel a combined 4 million miles.Number 8 – The most unusual delivery method for the postal service are the mule trains used in Arizona. Each mule carries about 130 pounds of mail and supplies down an 8-mile trail to the Indians at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.Number 7 - The longest rural delivery route is in St. Paul, Kansas. The carrier travels 187 miles each day and delivers to 173 boxes along Route 2.Number 6 – The smallest post office is located in Ochopee, Florida measuring only 61.3 square feet.Number 5 – In 1775, Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General.Number 4 – The postal service shells out $159 million to employees for salaries and benefits daily.Number 3 – Each day, the USPS issues 382,256 money orders.Number 2 - Rural free delivery began in 1896.Number 1 – In 1885, the postage was 2 cents per ounce. In 1958, it increased to 4 cents. Fast forward to 1971 the postage was 8 cents. A decade later, postage was 18 cents. And today, 46 cents per ounce.