|Text on Button||RURAL FREE DELIVERY CARRIER STATE CONVENTION R.L.C Association Longmont Sept. 7, 1908|
Illustration of a steel mailbox on a white background surrounded by a gold border with the American flag running diagonally. Black text encircling the mailbox. Red, white and blue ribbon with gold text and illustration of a key attached to the bottom of the button.
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The Colorado Rural Letter Carriers Association was organized to represent the rural mail carriers of Colorado in July of 1903. The first state convention, held at “Edgewater school house,” had a total attendance of eight letter carriers. In September of that same year, the organization was chartered by the newly created National Rural Letter Carriers Association. It is interesting to note that wives of mail carriers were allowed as “honorary members” of the organization in its early years, until the creation of the Ladies’ Auxiliary group in the 1920s.