Sunday, February 01, 2009

Mail by Mule at the Grand Canyon

CBS News reports Charlie Chamberlain is still delivering mail by mule train, three hours one-way, every day, to a small Indian reservation 3,000 feet down on the floor of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

"For 21 years, Charlie has been going where UPS and FedEx fear to tread," writes CBS reporter Bill Geist.

Charlie is quoted in the article as saying, "The mule train will take almost anything you can stick a stamp on. We got milk, we got eggs, we got all kinds of frozen food, plus the first class mail."

According to Charlie,whose only competition are helicopters, "This is the most reliable way to get the mail and these supplies down there. And we can do it for less money. And also, we can go in all types of weather."

Shown above, mail and mules at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

To read the entire article and watch a video, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM