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1883 June 4, The 4th Class Post Office named Albertson was established in the farming area 4 miles W of Millville. It was named for William Armstrong Albertson (1834-1897), Ohio native and farmer. On 17 November 1885, William's wife, Martha Emily "Mattie" (maiden name unknown) Albertson (1840-1905) became licensed as a Sole-Trader in the location of Millville as her husband was ill or disabled and she had to support the household by farming and raising livestock.

The Albertson P.O. (1883) changed its name to Roberts (1885) and then Palocedro (as one word, 1893) and finally Palo Cedro (1906).

Roberts continued as a 4th Class Post Office as the name was changed from Albertson on 22 September 1885 and Mary Margaret Stanford Roberts became the first Postmistress. The name Roberts honored Benjamin Franklin Roberts (1846-1897), a pioneer teacher in the area. In 1880, B.F. Roberts was the Federal Census Enumerator for Township No. 7 and listed his occupation as Teacher. The 1885 Shasta County, California Directory lists B. F. Roberts as operating a general merchandise, hotel, feed corral and acting as Postmaster. The Roberts P.O. was discontinued 28 May 1893 when the name changed to Palocedro.

Palocedro, which is Spanish for Cedar trees, became the name of the Post Office on 28 May 1893. The trees growing in the vicinity served as a landmark. The Postal Department granted the spelling change to two words, Palo Cedro, in 1906. Loraine A. Rodgers was the first Postmistress for the newly named community.~

1883 June 4, Albertson Postmaster:  William A. Albertson.

1883 August 4, "A new postoffice has been established at the junction of the Anderson, Redding and Millville roads, three miles this side of Millville. The new postoffice is called Albertson with Mr. Albertson as Postmaster."

1884 February 18, Albertson Postmaster:  Mary M. Roberts.

1885 September 22, Roberts Postmaster: Mary M. Roberts.

1888 August 7, Roberts Postmaster:  Annie E. Lilly

1889 May 1, Roberts Postmaster:  Annie E. Forrester.

1889 August 26, Roberts Postmaster:  William A. Albertson.

1893 May 29, Palocedro Postmaster:  Loraine A. Rodgers (Rogers).

1899 April 7, Palocedro Postmaster:  Edward O. Messinger.

1901 July 31, Palocedro Postmaster:  Franklin R. Love.

1906 March 12, Name spelling now Palo Cedro.  Postmaster:  Mary F. Love.

1910 December 24,  Samuel E. Lilly, Postmaster.

1921 August 9, Florence Gullixson, Postmaster.

1924 November 11, Postmaster, Eli Addington.

1939 September 29, Postmaster, Mrs. Sarah Addington.

1949 May 20, Mrs. Mary E. Jones, Postmaster.

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