The story of the Barefoot Mailman is a piece of American history known to few, but as you learn the details, you will feel compelled to tell everyone you know. The events happened in the 1880s and the artistic retelling started in the 1930s, but the details came to your editor’s attention during National Postcard Week. Also, there is a somber side that continues today. One single postcard brings the story back to life. Enjoy!