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The Essex post office next to the abandoned café and gas station Abandoned café and gas station at EssexThumbnailsOn the other side of Route 66 from the Essex post office sits this old house, which appears emptyAbandoned café and gas station at EssexThumbnailsOn the other side of Route 66 from the Essex post office sits this old house, which appears emptyAbandoned café and gas station at EssexThumbnailsOn the other side of Route 66 from the Essex post office sits this old house, which appears emptyAbandoned café and gas station at EssexThumbnailsOn the other side of Route 66 from the Essex post office sits this old house, which appears empty

The Essex post office is still open. When it closes in a year or two, there will be no services at all left in Essex. A few people still live here.

I stop in to buy a few stamps for postcards and have a good chat with the postal clerk, who has been working here since the mid-1960s. He's happy that there has been some effort to record the area's history in recent years.