50 YEARS AGO
May 10, 1973 – Postal Service Week was commemorated at the Ouray Post Office this past week by honoring a uniquely outstanding postal customer: Dora S.
Merling, who has used the Postal Service for 93 years in maintaining her flourishing personal correspondence. Beginning in her home town of Avoca, Pennsylvania, where she was born to J. Frank and Catherine Ferguson Sanders, Mrs.
Merling wrote often to her parents who had moved west to help establish Delta as an up-and-coming town....