DK Office is open on Morse Day, April 26 - Boyce, VA depot

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Thu Apr 17 04:38:57 EDT 2014

This is your invitation to Morse Day on April 26 between 12 noon and 4 PM at Boyce depot, rain or shine. If you haven't visited the 1913 former N&W Railway depot along Clarke County route 723 in the past, please check Mapquest or your GPS for directions to 117 East Main Street, Boyce, VA 22620.

Mike Cizek, Curtis Anderson, Abram Burnett, and other telegraphers will demonstrate the original information superhighway. "DK" office will be connected to the Morse hub and communicating with other telegraph offices around the USA. If you're a "lightning slinger," you can have a seat in the operator's chair and do the same.  There will also be a continuously-playing video about Railway Post Offices for those who want to learn more about how mail was sorted aboard trains for 117 years.

Throughout the afternoon, sodas, hot dogs, and beef burgers will be available with compliments of the RMS Library. You are also welcome to bring a side or dessert item which do not require refrigeration in a disposable container to share.

Ground-level restroom facilities will be available at 127 East Main Street, adjacent to the depot. This house has two apartment units (one upstairs is available for lease on June 1 if you are interested) and the building was the former telephone exchange office for Boyce until 1968.  Boyce was the last Virginia town to have a switchboard exchange and phones without dials.

Hoping to see you there!

Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator
Railway Mail Service Library, Inc.
f_scheer at yahoo. com
(202) 268-4996 - weekday office
(540) 837-9090 - Saturday afternoon
In the 1913 former N&W Railway depot along Clarke County route 723

117 East Main Street

Boyce, VA 22620-9369

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