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Mar222017

Butte Mills > Magalia

1857 August 15, 4th Class Post Office established as Butte Mills, Butte County, California, located 16 miles northeast of Chico along Butte Creek. Named for Lumber Mill on site.

James S. McCleary, First Postmaster.

1861 November 14, Post Office moved and the name changed to Magalia.

1861 November 14, Post Office established as Magalia, Butte, California located 18 miles northeast of Chico. "Magalia" is a Latin word for "cottages." Prior to the establishment of the Post Office, the community was known as "Dogtown" for the seemingly abundant number of dogs.

Almon C. Buffum, First Postmaster.

1873 July 21, Post Office discontinued.

1873 September 19, Post office re-established.

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