Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue First Day Cover
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott #777

Unofficial Town Cancel - 1st Valley Falls Branch - Pawtucket, RI
John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty #777-61d

There have been four post offices located in Valley Falls. The first Valley Falls Post Office (Cumberland Township, Providence County) was established on June 4, 1846 under Postmaster Charles W. Baker. This post offices was disestablished on October 31, 1908 at which time it became a branch of the Pawtucket Post Office. The Valley Falls Branch of Pawtucket was disestablished on September 30, 1942 and combined with the Lonsdale Branch to form the Valley Falls-Lonsdale Branch of Pawtucket. The Valley Falls-Lonsdale Branch closed in 1958. The Valley Falls Station of Pawtucket was established on June 26, 1986. The Valley Falls Station was disestablished on September 30, 1990 and a second Valley Falls Branch of Pawtucket opened in 1996. This station is currently in operation.

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