The Birthplace of UPS

Recently I had to opportunity to visit the birthplace of United Parcel Service in Seattle Washington.


photo of UPS plaque

The plaque located on the exact spot where UPS first began operations

Founded from humble beginnings, UPS has grown to one of the largest companies in the world.

photo of plaque celebrating 100 years of service

100 years of service

Its humble beginnings began in a small basement office by two brothers and one bicycle. (The bicycle wasn’t brown)From that, it grew to a worldwide small parcel delivery service employing almost 400,000 employees.

Anne casey foundation plaque

WaterFall Gardens created and maintained for the people of Seattle by the ann Casey Foundation

photo of the waterfall in waterfall gardens

The birthplace of UPS

In a way UPS is an Amerian dream and exemplifies the America way. It demonstrates how anyone even those coming from humble beginnings can achieve anything they desire, as long as they have the will and the ability. UPS grew with America, coming on the scene at the beginning of the industrial revolution, it was a beneficiary as well as a contributor to America’s success. Neither would have survived without the other.

UPS needed a capitalistic, free enterprise market to survive and America needed a reliable and dependable delivery system to enable it to move products from one location to another in a timely manner.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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