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Nov092015

Hot Springs > Clover Swale

1871 December 28, the Hot Springs Post Office was established in what was then Siskiyou County. On February 17, 1874 the Hot Springs Post Office became addressed as Modoc County. It then discontinued on March 30, 1876, when the name changed to Clover Swale. The post office was located 20 miles  north of Adin at the site of several springs containing warm or hot water.

George Townsend was the first postmaster.

1876 March 30, 4th Class Post Office established as Clover Swale, Modoc County, California. The growth of clover in the drainage area around the springs motivated the name. Located 20 miles north of Adin when the post office was discontinued  1878 February 27, the service moved to Adin.

Alfred H. Kennedy was the first postmaster.

1876 April 3, Sacramento Daily Union - Postal Changes on the Pacific Coast, - Washington, April 2d - Name Changed - Hot Springs, Modoc county, California, to Clover Swale, and Alfred H. Kennedy appointed Postmaster.~

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