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Introduction of the zip code.

Date(s)
July 1, 1963
Neighborhoods have long had wealthy area and poor areas. The zip code gave these different areas explicit labels, and effectively introduced new communities based on location. The political pamphleteer had a whole new level of “local” to interact with.
Sources
"Significant Dates." United States Postal Service. Accessed December 16, 2015. https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/significant-dates.htm.

"Use The Zip Code." Digital image. Wikipedia. Accessed December 09, 2015. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/UseZipCode.JPG.
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