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Post office to illustrate Texan counties

Rachel Wheeler Archive
The United State Postal Service (USPSĀ®) in Texas is to honour the 52 counties of the Texas Plains Trail Region with special illustrations to mark the state trail's heritage.

This week, the post office of Dimmitt in Castro County is to honour the district's connections to the trail with their own unique pictorial postmark on February 10th.

USPS customers who are unable to visit the state during this year's celebrations can send stamped envelopes without addresses to the service.

However, adequate postage will be needed to return the mail and USPS will return the envelope with the postmark through their addressed protective cover service.

The Texas Plains Trail is one of ten such trails in the state and is part of the Texas Heritage Trails Program, which was implemented by the Texas Historical Commission.

Each county will be able to make their own mark on the occasion through their own design for the postmark illustration, with all 52 counties that the trail passes through being represented.