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The tiny post office in the small town of Ora, Indiana in rural Starke County. A POW-MIA flag flies next to the American flag on the little cinderblock building and a blue mailbox sits on the sidewalk.

 


Post office in Ora, Indiana

One day Stephanie drove me through the tiny crossroads town of Ora, on the border between Pulaski County and Starke County. The post office is in the Starke County portion of the town. I fell in love with this tiny post office and a church across the street, and went back twice to photograph both places.

The postmaster, who knew everyone who came in by name, allowed me to photograph her behind the counter that she's sat behind for decades. She complained that kids had vandalized the building by adding the letter N behind the word ORA. I laughed, because in Fort Wayne vandals would have covered the whole outside with fanciful graffiti paintings and tags. Such is 'crime' in small town Indiana!

5-28-05

Update: The U.S. Postal Service closed the tiny post office in Ora in March, 2011. The building is now a bar!

 

 

 

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