Take a virtual drive down Riverton’s Main Street to see the locations of the post offices

Here’s my first attempt at posting a Google custom map. This one is about Riverton, of course, but the theme is Riverton Post Office Locations.  Click on the link and that should open a new window to a Google Maps page that shows the eight locations of the US Post Office in Riverton over the years.

A blog posted on May 2, Special Delivery – Riverton’s United States Post Office, has more information about those eight locations of Riverton’s post offices.

Left-mouse-click on an icon to see a caption box pop up.

Icons on the map show addresses for each post office, and clicking on each one pops up a box with a caption.

Its navigation works like any other Google Map for moving, zooming, and toggling between views – Map, Satellite, or Earth.

But the biggest break I got was that all eight post office locations are along Main Street which was captured with the 360-degree, panoramic, and street-level imagery called Street View.

Grab pegman with your mouse cursor, drag him over to a Main Street location, and release.

To view street-level imagery in Google Maps, click and drag Pegman to the place you want to see.

When dragging the pegman icon, blue lines on the map showing Street View imagery will appear. If you do not see blue lines appear it is because that road was not photographed in Street View; pegman will not “stick” to such streets.

Google Street View - 304 Main Street

As long as you are here, you might want to look around your old hometown. Just know that Street View is only enabled for Main Street, Broad Street, and 7th.

– John McCormick, Gaslight News editor

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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