On this day in 1897, news of this holiday surprise was published in the Weekly Banner:
- Weekly Banner, Feb. 1897 - Jul. 1898 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- Athens Historic Newspaper Archive collection in the Digital Library of Georgia.
- Mailability Standards of the United States Postal Service.
- Extraordinary Chickens by Stephen Green-Armytage in the general collection.
- Master the Postal Exams by John Gosney in the general collection.
- The Joy of Keeping Chickens by Jennifer Lynn Megyesi in the general collection.
- We Need Mail Carriers by Lola M. Schaefer in the children's collection.
- Raising Poultry the Modern Way by Leonard S. Mercia in the general collection.
- Postal Clerk and Carrier by John Gosney in the general collection.
- The Complete Guide to Poultry Breeds by Melissa G. Nelson in the general collection.
- Mailman: A Novel by J. Robert Lennon in the fiction collection.
- The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Manus Pinkwater in the children's fiction collection.
- Can You Ship It? page for the United States Postal Service.