A farmer living on the King's Highway stops plowing to chat with the new weekly Post Rider on his way from New York to Albany. Rhinebeck has always been one of the most important stops first on the Indian Trail to Fort Orange (Albany). Later the King's Highway put through by Queen Anne, and now the Post Road. [Today this is Route 9](Caption from: "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office," 1940). Mural commissioned for Rhinebeck, NY post office by WPA Section of Fine Arts Art in Public Buildings Program; photographed by C.B. Ross and Edward Campeau.