1887 July 23, The North Star - It is expected that the order from the Postmaster General, establishing a post office at this place, will be received in a short time. After that will come the express and telegraph offices.

1887 August 3,  4th Class Post Office established as Mott, Siskiyou, California located 7 miles south of Berryvale and 10 miles north of Mannon, Named for M. H. Mott, roadmaster of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Harris J. Bacon, First Postmaster. [Another entry in The North Star stated Mr. Bacon's given name as Horace.]

1887 August 13, The North Star -Mr. H. J. Bacon has been appointed Postmaster for Mott.

1887 September 17, The North Star - Our post office is not yet in running order, as the mail sacks have not arrived. Everything else is ready, and we are expecting the order every day from headquarters to commence business.

1887 October 1, The North Star - Our Post Office, which we have been anxiously awaiting the past three months, is now in running order. We will not be compelled hereafter to go to Sisson for our mail, which has caused us great inconvenience.~

1889 April 15, Lewis W, Stark, Postmaster.

1891 February 26, William M. Lee, Postmaster.

1894 March 9, Charles O. Clarke, Postmaster.

1898 May 28, Mary Dickey, Postmaster.

1898 May 31, Los Angeles Herald - Miss Mary Dickey was today [May 28th] appointed postmistress at Mott, Siskiyou county, Cal., vice Charles O. Clark, removed.~

1902 December 23, Nellie Speer, Postmaster.

1906 March 15, Joseph E. Blackford, Postmaster.

1908 April 10, John O. Welsh, Postmaster.

1910 August 31, Mott Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Shasta Springs.


Mount Dome

1910 June 15, 4th Class Post Office established as Mount Dome, Siskiyou, California located 18 miles southeast of Dorris.

Allen D. Sleezer, First Postmaster.

1914 October 23, Elmer C. Pratt, Postmaster.

1916 October 23, Chase Pulsifer, Postmaster.

1919 May 28, Elmer C. Pratt, Postmaster.

1920 February 28, Marguerite B. Laird, Postmaster.

1920 December 14, Elmer C. Pratt, Postmaster.

1924 January 5, Mrs. Marjorie H. Carsley, Postmaster.

1925 September 30, Mrs. Nellie A. Mitchell, Postmaster.

1927 June 27, Charles J. Laird, Postmaster.

1927 September 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Dorris.


Mount Hebron

1887 April 14, Post Office established as Mount Hebron, Siskiyou, California located 50 miles northeast of Weed and 2 1/2 miles south of Macdoel.

Achsah C. Snell, First Postmaster.

1887 July 14, Sausalito News, POSTAL CHANGES - New offices have been established at Mount Hebron, Siskiyou county, with Achsth C. Stenuel as Postmaster.~

1888 August 4, Meta A. Kegg, Postmaster.

1889 February 2, Meta A. Russell, Postmaster.

1894 February 14, Post Office moved 1 mile north. John O. Bull, Postmaster.

1895 June 21, Jesse W. Churchill, Postmaster.

1906 November 9, Post Office moved 1 1/2 miles north. James F. Maguire, Postmaster.

1911 November 11, Sacramento Union - The Mount Hebron Lumber company have quite a force of men engaged in transporting lumber from the mill to the railroad at this point. A traction engine is also engaged in the same work, hauling about 30,000 feet daily by making two trips. Charles Burkhart has become associated with the company and has assumed active management, while Mr. Ward retains the position of accountant.~

1915 January 30, Charles P. Magurie, Postmaster.

1916 February 19, John O'Neil, Postmaster.

1918 February 28, Post Office discontinued.

1918 June 7, Post Office re-established. Otto Beck, Postmaster.

1919 September 30, Post Office  discontinued.

1921 February 28, Post Office re-established. Maggie Belle Dayton, Postmaster.

1922 February 11, Opa E. Snider, Postmaster.

1922 April 18, Sacramento Union - MRS. LEE HEBRON POSTMISTRESS - Mount Hebron, Siskiyou Co. - Mrs. Emma Lee was appointed postmistress of Mount Hebron after having been recommended by Senators Johnson and Shortridge, it was announced.~

1922 April 24, Elma Lee, Postmaster.

1923 April 25, Milton S. Merrill, Postmaster.

1925 November 30, Lloyd Stevenson, Postmaster.

1941 October 4, Thomas L. Carter, Postmaster.

1950 July 27, Mrs. Mary M. Wiggins, Postmaster.

1952 October 11, Mrs. Mary M. Titus, Postmaster.

1973 July 4, from 4th Class Post office to Community Post Office of Macdoel.


Mount Shasta

1870 July 14, Post Office established as Mount Shasta, Siskiyou, California.

Francis Riley, First Postmaster.

1873 April 16, Cornelius Haight, Postmaster.

1878 August 19, Thomas McGrath, Postmaster.

1878 August 26, Daily Alta California - Postmasters appointed - Thomas McGrath, Mount Shasta, Siskiyou county, California...~

1888 March 7, Post Office discontinued.

1924 May 1, Post Office re-established from Sisson.

See:  Berryvale > Sisson > Mount Shasta



1942 June 16, Post office established as Newell, Siskiyou, California,  a Contract Branch to Tulelake. Located 9 miles south of Tulelake, this was the site of the Japanese Relocation Camp during Worl War II. Named for Frederick H. Newell, the first chief engineer of the U.S. Reclamation Service.



1896 February 6, 4th Class Post Office established as Nolton, Siskiyou, California located 10 miles northeast of Happy Camp and 7 miles west of Seiad. Named for the operator of the trading post for the nearby placer mines.

John C. Wood, First Postmaster.

1912 November 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Happy Camp.



1888 September 13, 4th Class Post Office established as Novelty, Siskiyou, California located 9 miles southeast of Forks of Salmon.

Peter B. Black, First Postmaster.

1893 October 14, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Forks of Salmon.


Oak Bar

1874 August 10, 4th Class Post Office established as Oak Bar, Siskiyou, California, located 6 1/2 miles west of Walker.

Daniel Caldwell, First Postmaster.

1878 May 13, Frank Smith, Postmaster.

1882 May 22, Henry J. Barton, Postmaster.

1904 August 12, William B. Rider, Postmaster.

1907 February 20, Henry J. Barton, Postmaster.

1924 December 18, Mrs. Agnes L. Thompson, Postmaster.

1925 December 21, Charles W. Morgan, Postmaster.

1928 March 28, William H. Hopewell, Postmaster.


Oro Fino

1861 February 2, 4th Class Post Office established as Oro Fino, Siskiyou, California located 8 miles southwest of Fort Jones. Was a mining camp of the 1850's and oro fino is Spanish for "fine gold."

Jonathon Green, First Postmaster.

1862 May 31, Aaron Bar, Postmaster.

1862 November 17, William F. S. Naylor, Postmaster.

1863 April 10, Sacramento Daily Union - Commissions have been received for:  William S. Naylor, Oro Fino, Siskiyou county.~

1868 July 27, James M. Trimble, Postmaster.

1870 August 8, John Quigley, Postmaster.

1873 May 29, Post Office discontinued.

1873 September 1, Post Office  re-established. Richard A. Wright, Postmaster.

1881 April 21, Thomas Quigley, Postmaster.

1881 May 24, David Starr, Postmaster.

1885 January 20, Sylvanus Weeks, Postmaster.

1886 September 16, Mrs Cynthia Sampson, Postmaster.

1889 November 12, John Quigley, Postmaster.

1925 May 8, Frank M. Quigley, Postmaster.

1903 December 31,  Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Fort Jones.


Otey's Ranch > Corbett

1888 April 6, 4th Class Post Office established as Otey's Ranch, Siskiyou, California, located 12 miles south of keno, Oregon. Named for J. Otey.

Mary I. Otey, First and Only Postmaster.

1892 October 6, Otey's Ranch Post Office discontinued; moved 1/4 mile south; name changed to Corbett.

1892 October 6, 4th Class Post Office established as Corbett, Siskiyou, California, located 12 miles south of Keno, Oregon.

Julia A. Oliver, First and Only Postmaster.

1896 August 31, Post Office discontinued and service moved to Picard, Siskiyou County.


Ottitiewa > Fort Jones

1854 December 29, Post Office established as OTTITIEWA, Siskiyou, California, located 14 miles southwest of Yreka.-   The name 'Ottitiewa' was for the Scott Valley branch of the Shasta Indians.

George H. Coe was the First Postmaster. 

1859, G.A. Dusel, Postmaster.

1860 November 19, P O discontinued and name changed to Fort Jones.

1860 November 19, 2nd Class Post Office established as Fort Jones, Siskiyou, California, located 14 miles southwest of Yreka. Honors Colonel Roger Jones, Adjutant General of the Army from 1825-1852.

The townsite was actually established in 1851 (AKA Wheelock and Scottsburg, no post offices) and the fort established in 1854. Farming and mining center.

James E. Thomas, First Postmaster.

1861 October 7, Adam B. Carlock, Postmaster.

1861 November 6, Sacramento Daily Union - The following Postmasters have been appointed:  A.B. Carlock, Fort Jones, Siskiyou county.~

1869 January 7, Alexander Owens, Postmaster.

1875 November 9, Adam B. Carlock, Postmaster.

1875 December 2, Alexander Owens, Postmaster.

1880 May 31 Hamilton M. Carlock, Postmaster.

1883 March 13, A. B. Carlock, Postmaster.

1886 December 2, Alfred Atkins, Postmaster.

1889 March 20, Adam B. Carlock, Postmaster.

1893 May 25, Louis Heller, Postmaster.





1889 June 21, 4th Class Post Office established as Pebble, Siskiyou, California located 6 miles, per railroad, east of Dunsmuir.

David Young, First Postmaster.

1890 June 14, F. M. Warmcastle, Postmaster.

1890 December 31, Post Offfice discontinued.

1893 October 4, Post Office re-established.

1893 October 4, Ambrose F. George, Postmaster.

1895 September 14, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Elklawn.



See:  Petersburgh under Klamath County.


Picard > Dorris

1888 April 3, 4th Class Post Office established as Picard, Siskiyou, California, located 18 miles north of Keno, Oregon. Named for Francis Picard.

Frank Picard, First Postmaster.

1888 May 3, Francis Picard, Postmaster.

1893 November 13, David Whalen, Postmaster.

1895 February 6, Marie A. Daniels, Postmaster.

1896 March 30, George Otto, Postmaster.

1898 December 14, Oscar J. Reed, Postmaster.

1906 March 12, Minerva Evans, Postmaster.

1907 January 28, Julia A. Oliver, Postmaster.

1907 July 19, Picard Post Office discontinued,  moved 3 miles east, name changed to Dorris.

1907 July 19, 2nd Class Post Office established as Dorris, Siskiyou, California, lcated 50 miles northeast of Weed and 21 miles south of Klamath, Oregon. Named for Presley A. and Carlos J. Dorris, 1860's livestock producers.

Julia A. Oliver, First Postmaster.

1909 September 11, Otha A. Wilkins, Postmaster.

1914 January 23, William Fox, Postmaster.

1920 December 30, B. M. Richardson, Postmaster.

1922 March 9, Margaret G. Kerwin, Postmaster.

1927 January 10, Mrs. Margaret G. Robinson, Postmaster.

1935 March 18, Mrs. Edna M. Shelley, Postmaster.

1944 October 1, Gladys May Tolbert, Postmaster.

1947 August 13, Mrs. Nina I Clark, Postmaster.

1965 October 30, Robert A. Lucas, Jr., Postmaster.


Pokegama > Klamathon

1892 February 8, 4th Class Post Office established as Pokegama, Siskiyou, California located 2 1/2 miles southeast of Hornbrook and 5 miles northwest of Ager.

Edith E. Brown, First Postmaster.

1897 January 2, Alice R. La Flesh, Postmaster.

1897 June 4, Post Office discontinued and name changed to Klamathon.

1897 June 4, 4th Class Post Office established as Klamathon, Siskiyou, California, located 2 1/2 miles southeast of Hornbrook and 5 miles northwest of Ager. Should be spelled and pronounced -Klamathton - as originally named by John R. Cook who operated a mill at the site along the Klamath River in 1892.

Alice R. La Flesh, First Postmaster.

1902 December 30, Esther Durgin, Postmaster.

1905 September 8, Mary E. Cook, Postmaster.

1909 April 17, Isaac H. Small, Postmaster.

1913 June 5, Bertha Dollarhide, Postmaster.

1916 March 1, George William Cornell, Postmaster.

1918 March 30, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Hornbrook.



1925 September 18, 4th Class Post Office established as Pondosa, Siskiyou, California located 12 miles northwest of Dana, 13 miles north of Cayton, and 27 miles east of McCloud. Name derived from the Ponderosa Pine, chief product of the lumber company.

John C. Leonard, First Postmaster.

1926 May 5, Elmer E. Hall, Postmaster.

1932 May 14, Post Office discontinued.

1938 November 26, Jesse G. Horr, Postmaster.

1938 December 9, Post Office re-established.

1940 March 14, Mrs. Ila J. Welsh, Postmaster.

1942 November 10, Mrs. Edith Marie Stefanski, Postmaster.

1948 February 25, Mrs. Gladys Cossairt, Postmaster.

1971 June 12, Mrs. Margaret A. Calavan, Postmaster.



Quartz Valley

1861 July 3, Post Office established as Quartz Valley, Siskiyou, California located 12 miles west of Fort Jones. Named for the extensive quartz rock deposits in the locale.

David S. Hollenback, First Postmaster.

1862 June 27, Post Office discontiuned and the service moved to Fort Jones.


Rancheria Gulch

No Post Office.

1880 Janaury 29, San Francisco Bulletin - A five-stamp mill is being put up in Rancheria Gulch, Siskiyou county.~



1903 June 26, 4th Class Post Office established as Retreat, Siskiyou, California located 2 miles north of Dunsmuir and 2 miles south of Shasta Springs at the vacation resort known as Shasta Retreat.

DeWitt C. Brown, First Postmaster.

1915 February 27, Harry B. Nichols, Postmaster.

1920 November 26, Helen Wade, Postmaster.

1921 May 19, George A. DeWitt, Postmaster.

1924 July 18, Harry S. Chapman, Postmaster.

1928 June 2, Mrs. Aubrey Metten, Postmaster.

1929 June 15, Nellie Taylor, Postmaster.

1931 September 30, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Dunsmuir.



1898 November 17, 4th Class Post Office established as Rollin, Siskiyou, California located 3 miles south of Sawyer's Bar and 5 miles northeast of Black Bear.

Named for Rollin L. Fagundes, First Postmaster.

1906 September 27, Albert J. Ball, Postmaster.

1927 February 28, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Sawyer's Bar.