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Pentz

1864 January 8, 4th Class Post Office established as Pentz, Butte, California located 6 miles north of Cherokee. Named for Manoah M. Pence, an 1850 settler, merchant and the first postmaster. Post Office Department also misspelled as Penz.

Manoah M. Pence, First Postmaster.

1882 July 12, Watt M. Pence, Postmaster.

1886 July 21, James R. Buffington, Postmaster.

1892 October 5, Martha L. Horn, Postmaster.

1893 November 1, Edgar C. Wilson, Postmaster.

1899 June 15, Joel W. Ausell, Postmaster.

1905 June 16, Martha L. Horn, Postmaster.

1906 March 27, Jennie Mortensen, Postmaster.

1912 March 31, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Oroville.

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Pine Creek

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Powellton

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Pulga

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Rackerby

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Richardson Springs

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Richvale

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Rio Bonito

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Rio Seco

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Rock Creek

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Sand Rock

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Standwood

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Stirling City

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Strawberry Valley

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Stringtown

1854 May 30, Post Office established as Stringtown, Butte, California located along the Feather River east of Bidwell's Bar. The 1849 mining camp dwellings were like a "string" along the river, thus the name.

Lewis B. Coffin, First Postmaster.

1855 January 18, Post Office discontinued.

1857 October 5, Post Office re-established.

1857 October 5, Joseph Krengle, Postmaster.

1858 May 1, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Bidwell's Bar.

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Sundale

See:  Wick > Sundale

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Swayne

See:  Tilden > Swayne

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Tarr's Ranch > Wyandotte

1856 August 4, Post office established as Tarr's Ranch, Butte, California located 6 1/2 miles southeast of Oroville. Named for Joseph L. Tarr, Ranch Owner.

Joseph L. Tarr, First Postmaster.

1859 January 29, Post office discontinued, moved and the name changed to Wyandotte.

1859 January 29, 4th Class Post Office established as Wyandotte, Butte, California located 6 1/2 miles southeast of Oroville per 1880 Postal Route Map. Name taken from Wyandotte Mining Company.

William S. Wilkerson, First Postmaster.

1867 August 23, Post Office discontinued.

1880 March 8, Post Office re-established. William Dunstone, Postmaster.

1898 July 15, Harry S. Thatcher, Postmaster.

1899 December 28, William Dunstone, Postmaster.

1900 January 17, James J. Corbaley, Postmaster.

1900 April 5, Edward LeRoy Mansfield, Postmaster.

1906 December 8, Harry Watson, Postmaster.

1915 June 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Oroville.

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Thermalito

1895 July 17, 4th Class Post Office established as Thermalito, Butte, California located 3 miles west of Oroville and 5 miles northeast of Chardon. Name means "small Thermal" referring to a climate belt that was conducive to growing citrus, mainly oranges beginning in 1886.

William A. Roger, First Postmaster.

1904 June 3, Catherine Marchinton, Postmaster.

1907 March 13, Thomas W. Prose, Postmaster.

1909 July 9, George W. Burgess, Postmaster.

1911 June 23, John B. Shelton, Postmaster.

1920 September 20, Sacramento Union - Notice has been given by Postmaster Fred Paxton of Oroville, that the Thermalito Post Office will be closed. Thermalito people will be obliged, as a result of the announcement, to obtain mail from the Oroville Office.

Postmaster Paxton received formal information from the United States Post Office a few days ago that the Thermalito office had been ordered discontinued.~

1920 September 30, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Oroville.

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Thompson's Flat

1857 February 3, Post office established as Thompson's Flat, Butte, California located 2 miles southwest of Oroville and 8 miles northeast of Hamilton per the Application For Post Office. Named for Mr. Thompson who discovered gold in the nearby Feather River in 1848.

Francis Peters, First Postmaster.

1859 May 18, Haskill Austin, Postmaster.

1860 November 7, Herman Gotgen, Postmaster.

1864 June 17, Charles E. Campbell, Postmaster.

1870 February 4, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Oroville.