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1852 October 19, A 4th class post office established as Ashland, Butte, California. No record of the location in the Post Office Department records.  The name was bestowed on the location because of the soil containing ashes from the volcanic activity of the area.

Elijah Lott, First Postmaster.

1855 January 26, Daily Democratic State Journal, Sacramento, California - Postmasters and Offices as of 15th Day, April 1854:  Ashland, Butte, Elijah Lott.~

1857 January 5, Daily Globe (San Francisco, California) - Post-Offices and Post-Masters in California:  Ashland, Butte County, Elijah Lott.~


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