Leavitt
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:03AM
Jo Giessner

1913 June 3, Sacramento Union - The first wool of the season in Lassen county and the first to be shipped from Leavitt has arrived at this depot on the Fernley and Lassen railroad. Nearly all the wool of northern Lassen will be shipped by rail from Leavitt. Heretofore it has been hauled to Hot Springs on the Nevada, California and Oregon railroad or to Doyle on the Western Pacific.

1914 October 12, 4th Class Post Office establsihed as Leavitt, Lassen, California located 9 miles east of Susanville and 7 miles west of Litchfield per the Postal Route Map. Named for the Leavitt family who settled the area.

Mary L. Leavitt, First Postmaster.

1915 February 24, Nellie J. Morton, Postmaster.

1915 October 21, Nellie J. Rockoff, Postmaster.

1916 August 29, Ada M. Leavitt, Postmaster.

1920 December 31, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Litchfield.

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