Fort Bidwell (town)
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 10:26AM
Jo Giessner

Also see Fort Bidwell (Military) under the Military Heading.

1868 April 14, Fort Bidwell was a 4th class post office established near the military outpost in originally Siskiyou County in the far northern corner of Surprise Valley. The P O became located in Modoc County with the creation of that county 1874 February 17. Named for John Bidwell of Chico, Butte County and other northern California historical involvements. The mail came from Reno, Nevada, 200 miles SE. Mail came from Alturas, California, in 1876, which is 47 miles SW.

1868 April 14, Irwin (Irvin?) Ayers (Ayres?), First Postmaster.

1877 September 19, Max Fulcher, Postmaster.

1879 January 21, George W. Pleasants, Postmaster.

1879 April 24, Joseph Hubert, Postmaster.

1879 August 30, State Line Herald (Lakeview, OR) - From Bidwell - Irvin Ayres, Esq. the well known general merchant of Fort Bidwell, California, made our town a flying visit this week. Mr. A. reports business in his section unusually active.~

1879 September 12, George Vollgraff, Postmaster.

1879 October 10, John M. Sanders, Postmaster.

1885 July 9, Samuel B. Mellon, Postmaster.

1885 December 30, Thomas Rinn, Postmaster.

1889 December 12, John M. Sanders, Postmaster.

1893 November 13, William D. Boum, Postmaster.

1894 June 20, Libbie C. Thompson, Postmaster.

1900 January 11, Marguerite J. Decious, Postmaster.

1903 March 24, Albert F. Lewis, Postmaster.

1904 May 2, William D. Broaddus, Postmaster.

1905 May 20, Marguerite J. Decious, Postmaster.

1921 November 16, Marguerite J. Decious, Postmaster.

1943 April 1, John H. Mankin, Postmaster.

1961 May 26, Mrs. Pansy E. Ligon, Postmaster.


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