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Carolyn Homer, Dave Troxel and Jake Grossmiller, all of The Dalles, provided information on last week’s history mystery, which was scanned from a 2 ¼ inch by 2 ¼ inch black and white negative from the archives of The Chronicle. The information on the negative read, “Post Office Tour, Jos(seph E.) Wilson 2nd graders, April 1965.
Dave Troxel wrote, “This week’s photo is a field trip of grade school kids taken in the old post office, the clerk is my father Manvil Troxel, who went by “Trox” to most people. My father’s postal career began during World War II in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was in the postal department on the troop transport U.S.S. Hunter frigate in the south Pacific. After the war he worked for the postal department in the Los Angeles area before moving to Mosier in the 1950s. He worked at The Dalles post office until he retired in the 1970s.” Manvil Troxel worked with Carolyn Homer’s husband, Larry Homer, who said the photograph shows kids on a tour of the post office.

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