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October 16, 2015 - 10:28 -- astrickhouser
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U.S. CUSTOMS BORDER PATROL is established when the Treasury Secretary authorized the Collectors of Customs to hire CUSTOMS MOUNTED INSPECTORS for patrol duty along U.S. land borders.

Dates: 
Friday, December 30, 1853 - 19:00
Media Image: 
Earliest known U.S. Customs badge worn by Customs Inspectors Customs Mounted Inspectors circa 1874.
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Earliest known U.S. Customs badge worn by Customs Inspectors Customs Mounted Inspectors circa 1874.