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Nov182015

Black Bear

AKA Blackbear

1869 June 15, 4th Class Post Office established as Black Bear, Klamath County, California, located 10 miles southwest of Sawyer's Bar and 8 1/2 miles northeast of Yocumville.  Both "Black Bear" and "Blackbear" cancellation dies were used. Named for the nearby Black Bear Mine (quartz gold).

John B. Coughlin, First Postmaster.

1871 March 29, John Daggett, Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Klamath County dissolved. Black Bear now in Siskiyou County.

1874 May 1, William A. Farish, Postmaster appointment still considered in Klamath County.

See also:  Black Bear under Siskiyou County.

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