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Sep212016

Bell Springs

1920 March 8, 4th Class Post Office established as Bell Springs, Mendocino, California, located 9 miles south of Harris, Humboldt County. Named for two cowbells found at the site. The cowbells also helped solve a murder mystery.

Selma Anna Grothe, First Postmaster.

1924 October 13, Paul A. Grothe, Postmaster.

1934 April 1, Adolph A. Grothe, Postmaster.

1949 April 1, Benjamin D. Grubb, Postmaster.

1951 July 10, Fred A. Grothe, Postmaster.

1961 May 26, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Harris, Humboldt County.

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