Statue of the Mail Carriers.

Statue of the Mail Carriers

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thousands of mailmen and mailwomen traveled to the dedication of this statue in 1989. Sculpted in bronze by Elliot Offner, it depicts three mail carriers: an 1889 white man, a 1939 black man, and a 1989 white woman. It was conceived and paid for by the National Association of Letter Carriers, and stands across the street from the spot where the union was formed -- a tavern where disgruntled mailmen met on August 30, 1889.

"In honor of the men and women who have delivered for America in rain, sleet, and snow," reads the inscription on its granite base, "And in tribute to their Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers."

Statue of the Mail Carriers

Address:
N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Directions:
Downtown, just west of the river. In a small triangular park at the intersection of N. 2nd St., N. Plankinton Ave., and W. Wells St.
Admission:
Free
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