1903 June 26, Los Angeles Herald, BIG SMELTER TO BE BUILT - The semi-official announcement is made here [Redding] that the Balaklala Mining Company has contracted with an eastern manufactory for the construction of a million dollar smelting plant at the mine. Peter Kimberley, representing a syndicate of Philadelphia, holds an option on the mine in the sum of $650,000. The news of the proposed construction of a big smelter, which would indicate a sale, and active operations from now on, is joyfully received in Shasta County.~
1906 May 15, Sacramento Union, WILL CONDUCT BOARDING HOUSE AT BALAKLALA - P. J. Anson of Anson & Company, Salt Lake City, visited Kennet and the new town of Coram the past week. His company has the contract for conducting the Balaklala Company's boarding-house at both mine and smelter.~
1906 June 13, Sacramento Union, SECURES BIG CONTRACT - A. G. Frost has secured the big contract for the grading of the Balaklala smelter. From forty to fifty teams will be employed.~
1906 July 27, Sacramento Union, BUSINESS AT CORAM - Several new business houses are already launched at the new smelter camp of Coram. Perhaps the most important next to Golinky's branch store from Kennet, is the well-established lumber business of B.F. Boyd.~
1906 July 29, San Francisco Call, FIGHTING FOR SUPREMACY - The towns of Coram and East Coram, near the new Balaklala, are having quite a fight for supremacy, with the advantages in favor of East Coram where lots are readily sought and where the Southern Pacific has a depot.~
1906 August 4, 4th Class Post Office established as Coram, Shasta County, California. Named for Joseph A. Coram, President of the Davis-Daly Estate Copper Company incorporated in Maine, May 1906 with holdings in Butte, Montana. The site chosen for Coram was below Kennet and 2 1/2 miles north of Copley and along the railroad.
1906 August 4, Henry W. Brown, First Postmaster.
1906 August 15, Sacramento Union, CORAM IS GROWING AND LOTS SELL RAPIDLY -The last lot in the so-called business district of the newly laid-off town of Coram has been sold, and residence lots are going at a rapid rate. One of the best purchasers of business lots was M. Hansen, who has holdings also at the camps of Delamar and Kennet.~
1906 October 6, Sacramento Union, NEW LODGING-HOUSE AT BALAKLALA MINE - The new lodging-house at the Balaklala mine just completed is the biggest in the Northern California mining field. It is four stories high and contains 70 rooms, having accordingly room for 140 men. There is a long reading and recreation hall, extending the whole length of the building.~
1907 May 24, Sacramento Union, FOUR-HORSE STAGE - A four-horse stage now makes the round trip daily from Coram to the Balaklala and Shasta King mines.~
1907 August 12, Sacramento Union, IMPROVEMENTS AT CORAM - Time and money are not being spared by the Southern Pacific in its yard improvements east of Coram to the smelter. It is expected that the new depot will be finished next week. It will be a handsome structure, far above most of the depots in Northern California. Building is active in Coram. The evacuation for the Tillotson building is nearly finished and is serving a double purpose. The earth taken away is being used to fill the low ground on Fir Street.~
1907 October 10, Sacramento Union, WORKED SMOOTHLY - The new aerial tramway that extends from the smelter to the mines of the Balaklala company was successfully operated this week. Within a short time it will be handling thousands of tons of ore monthly.~
1907 October 18, Red Bluff News, SMELTER SHUT DOWN - The Balaklala smelter was shut down Saturday night, throwing out of employment some sixty men. Only the Superintendent and watchman are retained.~
1908 February 4, Sacramento Union, NOW FLAG STATIONS - The Southern Pacific has closed down its depots at Coram, Sims and Mott, owing to the slack in business. These places will now only be flag stations. Coram was doing the heaviest business of any station between Redding and Ashland, Kennett excepted, up to the time that the smelter construction ceased at the Balaklala. The Coram depot will be as good as ever just as soon as the Balaklala company resumes operations. The depot at Sims will again be opened when lumbering is resumed in the spring.~
1910 April 27, San Francisco Call, COPPER COMPANY TO DISPOSE OF FUMES - SMELTER COSTING $150,000 TO BE INSTALLED SOON AT CORAM - A final agreement has been signed between the farmers' committee and the officials of the Balaklala copper company regarding the disposition of the fumes from the company's smelter at Coram. The Balaklala company has agreed to install a plant to dispose of the fumes by the Cottrell process. The plant will cost $150,000. and will be installed by July 1.~
1910 December 29, San Francisco Call, BALAKLALA SMELTER RESUMES OPERATIONS - SMOKE CONSUMER REMOVES OBJECTIONS OF FARMERS - The Balaklala smelter, which was shut down early in December at the request of farmers whoi complained that the smoke was injurious to crops, resumed today, one furnace being blown in. A smoke consumer has been installed. The smelter employs 500 men.~
1911 July 6. Red Bluff News, RED MEN COMBINE - The closing down of the smelters at Coram has caused such an exodus of residents from that town that it has seemed advisable to consolidate the Coram Lodge of Red Men with the Redding Lodge. This has been done and the former Balaklala Tribe #191, has become merged to Manawa Tribe #201, at Redding.~
1911 July 28, Los Angeles Herald, BALAKLALA SMELTER CLOSED - The Balaklala Copper company has closed down its mines and smelter at Coram for an indefinite period. Judge Morro of the united States Circuit Court decided from the evidence presented by the farmers that the Balaklala was failing to control the smoke from the big plant and ordered the plant closed within thirty-five days. Contrary to expectations, the Balaklala did not fight the claims of the farmers and instead of availing itself of the fulltime granted decided to close at once. This resulted in the discharge of about 500 men from the mine and about 200 from the smelter.~
1912 March 21, George S. Bolles, Postmaster.
1912 October 17, William H. Carroll, Postmaster.
1913 December 4, Harry B. Wilson, Postmaster.
1914 August 25, Sacramento Union, BALAKLALA MINE SHUTS DOWN - The Balaklala Copper mine has stripped to a war basis. All hands but four at the mine and four at the smelter have been laid off. The buckets have been stripped from the aerial tram line. up to the time of the little unplesantness in Europe, the Balaklala was shipping 250 tons of ore daily to the smelter at Kennett or to the smelter in Mason, Nev.~
1915 July 1, George S. Ferguson, Postmaster.
1915 July 1, Los Angeles Herald, JOBS FOR 1000 MINERS - more than a thousand men will be put to work in the Trinity and Balaklala copper mines within a short time, it was announced today by the directors of the mining company.~
1917 April 30, Sacramento Union, CORAM POSTMASTER TAKES EXAMINATION - A civil service examination was held in the Redding postoffice Saturday for those who would like to be postmaster at Coram. Freeman B. Cullom, who has been acting postmaster ever since George S. Ferguson left Coram, was the only applicant. Cullom is accountant for the Balaklala Copper Company.~
1917 June 18, Freeman B. Cullom, Postmaster.
1919 May 14, Sacramento Union, TO SHUT DOWN MINE - The Balaklala Copper Company mine is to be shut down within a few days, according to a statement issued here today by company officials. They said this action would be necessary owing to a shortage of labor and the fear that a strike of smeltermen at Kennett, three miles from the properties, would spread to the Balaklala mine.~
1921 July 30, Sausalito News, Condensed News of California - Coram - The Balaklala Copper Company has laid off a watchman at Coram. Assuming that he will move away, there will be left only two men in Coram, which a few years ago was an incorporated city. The other male resident is William Wood, who makes his living tearing down houses. When the Balaklala Copper Company's meter was running this place had a population of 2000. There has been no school here for two years. The two-story, four-room school house, that cost $10,000, is falling into decay and it is proposed to sell it as junk.~
1922 April 29, Coram Post Office discontinued and service moved to Kennett.