Friday
May052017

Manzanita

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Friday
May052017

Melburne

1901 June 28,  4th Class Post Office establsihed as Melburne, Mendocino, California, located 12 miles east of Mendocino and 6 miles west of Comptche per Postal Route Map. The 1915 Postal Guide spelled the name Melbourne, as in Melbourne, Australia.

 Charles L. Dearborn, First Postmaster.

1909 December 21, Ida H. Dearborn, Postmaster.

1910 October 8, John H. Skiffington, Postmaster.

1913 January 17, Allenton M. McCorrison, Postmaster.

1918 October 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Comptche.

Wednesday
Jan222014

Mendocino

1858 December 1,  2nd Class Post Office established as Mendocino, Mendocino, California, located 7 miles north of Albion and 5 miles south of Caspar. Named by William Kasten (1850) after Cape Mendocino, the "Cape" is actually 90 miles north of this site. The first mail base for the locale was San Francisco, by boat. AKA:  Big River (No Post Office).

Lafayette Woodward, First Postmaster.

Friday
May052017

Miller

1873 December 12, 4th Class Post Office established as Miller, Mendocino, California, located 7 miles south of Elk and 7 miles north of Manchester. 

John S. Kimball, First Postmaster.

1879 June 11, James Dixon, Postmaster.

1879 September 2, Rosco D. Kidder, Postmaster.

1880 September 27, Post Office discontinued.

1883 May 7, Post Office re-established. John Hoban, Postmaster.

1885 January 12, David L. Maddox, Postmaster.

1898 December 2, Mrs. Alice James, Postmaster.

1901 December 19, John A. Maddox, Postmaster.

1908 February 29, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Elk.

 

Friday
May052017

Mina

1914 June 26, 4th Class Post Office established as Mina, Mendocino, California, located 6 1/2 miles southeast of Lake Mountain per Postal Route Map.

Verda R. Wilson, First Postmaster.

1926 June 30, Russell H. Cummins, Postmaster.

1938, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Lake Mountain.

Friday
May052017

Monroe

1897 June 26, 4th Class Post Office established as Monroe, Mendocino, California, located 7 miles east of Usal per Postal Route Map (when established). The Hollow Tree Lumber Company was located here.

Milton M. Johnson, First Postmaster.

1898 August 12, Post Office moved 1/2 mile west. Marion Crishing, Postmaster.

1899 December 22, Chester P. Higgins, Postmaster.

1900 June 11, Post Office moved 1 mile east.

1901 February 25, John F. Carney, Postmaster.

1904 February 11, Perry T. Sexton, Postmaster.

1904 September 24, Frederick C. Clark, Postmaster.

1904 October 15, Almon L. Paddleford, Postmaster.

1905 October 3, Post Office moved 1 mile east. Daniel E. Besecker, Postmaster.

1907 October 8, Clarence S. Boden, Postmaster.

1909 January 2, Harriet M. Helms, Postmaster.

1911 April 24, William D. Heagney, Postmaster.

1912 January 31, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Hardy.

Friday
May052017

Moody

1900 January 4, 4th Class Post Office established as Moody, Mendocino, Californa, located 6 1/2 miles north of Kenny. Named for Louis A. Moody, First Postmaster.

1909 May 6, Myrtle Moody, Postmaster.

1912 October 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Kenny.

Friday
May052017

Nashmead

1915 November 12, 4th Class Post Office established as Nashmead, Mendocino, California located 9 1/2 miles northwest of Dos Rios per Postal Route Map. Named for Henry J. Nash.

Henry J. Nash, First Postmaster.

1921 December 21, Thomas S. Christensen, Postmaster.

1940 February 1, Mrs. Lillian J. Christensen, Postmaster.

1940 October 5, Henry W. Kettenburg, Postmaster.

1941 August 18, Mrs. Clara E. Hurst, Postmaster.

1942 July 1, Mts. Matilda L. Willburn, Postmaster.

1942 September 1, Mrs. Lillian J. Christensen, Postmaster.

1945 November 3, Mrs. Dorothy V. Strock, Postmaster.

1960 September 30, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Dos Rios.

Friday
May052017

Navarro Ridge > Navarro & Wendling > Navarro

1867 August 7, Post Office established as Navarro Ridge, Mendocino, California located approximately 8 miles northwest of Philo. Spanish language application to Pomo Indian word. Early local records spell "Navarro" as "Nevarra."

Robert A. Smith, First Postmaster.

1868 April 2, William R. Griffin, Postmaster.

1869 January 5, Abner C. Squires, Postmaster.

1869 August 13, Charles Wintzer, Postmaster.

1888 November 23, "Ridge" dropped from Post Office name. Joseph F. Clark, Postmaster.

1893 November 11, Frank B. Severance, Postmaster.

1902 March 31, Navarro Post Office discontinued.

1902 December 2, 4th Class Post Office established as Wendling, Mendocino, California located , when founded, 4 miles northwest of Christine. Named for Shingle Mill owner, Mr. Wendling.

Alvin R. Clary, First Postmaster.

1905 May 27, Edwin E. Cherry, Wendling Postmaster.

1906 June 16, Augustus G. Stearns, Wendling Postmaster.

1910 December 21, Sherman A. Bishop, Wendling Postmaster.

1912 January 19, Arthur F. Moulton, Wendling Postmaster.

1914 March 19, Due to confusion with another Wendling Post Office in Oregon, the Wendling, Mendocino site was discontinued and the name changed to Navarro.

1914 March 19, Navarro Post Office re-established at the site of the Wendling Post Office, 14 miles east. Hubert A. Rothgarn, Postmaster.

1918 March 15, William A. Witherell, Postmaster.

1940 February 1, Allen P. Barnes, Postmaster.

1955 January 31, Mrs. Hazel F. Barnes, Postmaster.

1965 December 29, Mrs. Violet E. Salmela, Postmaster.

1967 March 10, Changed from 4th Class Post Office to Contracted Rural Branch of Philo.

Thursday
May042017

Northspur

1910 March 5, 4th Class Post Office established as Northspur, Mendocino, California located 3 miles east of Duffy. Named by California Western Railroad for the spur line they built to the lumbering community.

Harry Holmes, First Postmaster.

1912 September 26, Howard W. Gray, Postmaster.

1922 May 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Irmulco.

Friday
May052017

Northwestern

1906 February 17, 4th Class Post Office established as Northwestern, Mendocino, California located 3 miles northwest of Willits. Was a lumbering community and a station of the California Western Railroad on its northwestern line out of Willits.

Edward A. Selfridge, First Postmaster.

1915 March 6, Stephen K. Bittenbender, Postmaster.

1927 July 30, Post Office disocntinued and the service moved to Willits.

Thursday
May042017

Noyo River > Noyo

1859 November 17, Post Office established as Noyo River, Mendocino, California located 1 1/2 miles south of Fort Bragg. A Pomo Indian word. The site has a sea harbor and was involved in lumbering as early as 1852.

Francis E. Warren, First Postmaster.

1860 March 3, Post Office discontinued.

1872 May 20, Post Office re-established and "River" dropped from name.

1873 May 5, Alexander W. McPherson, Postmaster.

1880 July 19, Thomas MacPherson, Postmaster.

1881 May 5, John C. Byrnes, Postmaster.

1882 November 20, William P. Plummer, Postmaster.

1885 December 31, William W. Eadie, Postmaster.

1886 September 16, William Pearson, Postmaster.

1887 October 5, William P. Plummer, Postmaster.

1904 December 9, Edward M. Fisher, Postmaster.

1905 April 7, Edward F. Bouton, Postmaster.

1909 September 10, Margaret S. Lord, Postmaster.

1918 January 31, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Fort Bragg.

Friday
May052017

Ornbaun

1897 November 16, 4th Class Post Office established as Ornbaun, Mendocino, California, located 5 miles southwest of Yorkville. Named for John S. Ornbaun, settler of 1854.

August Wehrspon, First Postmaster.

1907 February 20, Post Office moved 1 1/4 miles northeast. Eva I. Ornbaun, Postmaster.

1908 July 28, Post Office moved 3 miles west. Byron R. Ogle, Postmaster.

1921 August 3, Flara Poncetta, Postmaster.

1926 April 30, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Yorkville.

Friday
May052017

Orrs

1889 December 20, 4th Class Post Office established as Orrs, Mendocino, California, located 15 miles northwest of Ukiah. Named for Samuel Orr, settler of 1858. Was a stage stop on the Ukiah to Mendocino route; later a health resort.

Francis M. Weger, Postmaster.

1896 December 24, John L. Orr, Postmaster.

1911 October 14, Post Office discontinued.

1915 January 14, Post Office re-established. Mrs. Alice M. Weger, Postmaster.

1922 August 10, Hugh W. Wilson, Postmaster.

1925 December 24, Edward Weist, Postmaster.

1933 August 31, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Ukiah.

Friday
May052017

Outlet

1917 June 23, 4th Class Post Office established as Outlet, Mendocino, California, located 4 1/2 miles north of Willits. Nearby stream named Outlet Creek.

Lois Matilda Grove, First Postmaster.

1933 March 31, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Willits.

Friday
May052017

Persevere

1903 May 4, 4th Class Post Office established as Persevere, Mendocino, California, location unknown.

1903 September 18, Rescinded. No Record of Operation.

Cora I. Dunham, First Postmaster.

Friday
May052017

Philo

1888 June 28, 3rd Class Post Office established as Philo, Mendocino, California, located 6 miles northwest of Boonville and 6 1/2 miles southeast of Christine. Named after Philo, Illinois, the hometown of Cornelius Prather, pioneer settler.

Cornelius Prather, First Postmaster.

1891 October 1, Charles M. Brown, Postmaster.

1902 January 25, John L. Prather, Postmaster.

1913 January 18, George W. Johnson, Postmaster.

1924 September 16, Mrs. Gertrude A. Reilly, Postmaster.

1950 September 30, Marshall G. Winn, Postmaster.

 

Friday
May052017

Piercy

1920 June 10, 3rd Class Post Office established as Piercy, Mendocino, California, located 30 miles northwest of Laytonville and 10 miles south of Garberville, Humboldt County. Named for Sam Piercy who settled here about 1900.

Charles C. Kirk, First Postmaster.

1956 January 31, Margaret E. Anderson, Postmaster.

Friday
May052017

Pieta

1891 August 13, 4th Class Post Office established as Pieta, Mendocino, California, located 8 miles north of Preston, Sonoma County and 5 miles southeast of Hopland along the Russian River.

Henry D. McCabe, First Postmaster.

1895 January 17, Willie S. Bell, Postmaster.

1895 March 14, Charles Cantrell, Postmaster.

1897 May 31, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Hopland.

Monday
May082017

Point Arena

See:  Punta Arenas > Point Arenas > Point Arena