See also: Bayles
1859, Mining Camp called Dog Creek.
1871, Sim Southern and J. S. Cameron kept an Inn. Washington Farleigh, Hotel Propreitor; E. Phillips, General Merchandise. Mail for residents addressed to Shasta, 39 miles south.
1875 August 10, 4th Class Post Office as Delta, Shasta County, California. Named for the Greek letter formed by the intersection of the Sacramento River and Dog Creek at the site. Some folks called their community Dog Creek, however, that was the name used more for the headwaters than the mouth of the stream. There was also a mountain peak called Delta Point 1 1/4 miles southeast of LaMoine. The route of the railroad tended to follow along the Sacramento River. Original location 24 miles SW of Dunsmuir.
1875 August 10, William T. Smith, First Postmaster.
1880 June 3, Post Office discontinued. Post Office moved 4 miles north and name changed to Slate Creek, Shasta County, California. Located 5 miles north of Bayles. Named for type of rock exposed by the creek.
1880 June 3, James S. Smithson, First Postmaster for Slate Creek.
1881 March 30, Edward J. Curtis, Postmaster.
1882 November 20, Francis "Frank" M. Whitlow, Postmaster.
1885 June 18, Slate Creek P.O. discontinued and service moved to Bayles.
1912 November 11, Boston Journal (Boston, Massachusetts), Redding, Cal., Nov 8 - Bandits Loot the Shasta Limited - The north-bound Shasta Limited, the Southern Pacific Coast Train deluxe, was held up and robbed and one bandit was killed at Delta. thirty miles north of here tonight. A companion of the dead bandit escaped with the registered mail. None of the passengers was injured. A plucky brakeman nearly frustrated the robbers and accounted for the one killed.~
1944, Mrs. Louella McVey appointed Postmaster at Bayles.
*1945 May 1, Delta re-established from Bayles Post Office.
*1945 June 13, Mrs. Louella McVey, Postmaster.
1954 June 30, Post Office discontinued and service moved to Dunsmuir in Siskiyou County, California.
* Date could be 1948. More research needed.