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AKA:  Horsethief Bend, Sanders Bend

1859, Nathanial Hazelton arrived and used a rowboat to ferry settlers across the river.

1892, Ferry established across the Sacramento River by Herbert Kraft with Jake Davis as the paid operator. After Davis, Went Goodridge took over operation for about 12 years. Then the County of Tehama took over until a bridge replaced the ferry in November 1932

1897 January 13, A 4th class post office was established at the site of a big bend in the Sacramento River. Located 8 miles north of Red Bluff.

Curtis U. Damon was the first postmaster. 

1904 January 5, Maria L. Damon, Postmaster.

1904 September 17, George T. Tierney, Postmaster.

1906 March 2, John J. Pope, Postmaster.

1913 October 21, Georgia Pope, Postmaster.

1932, Bend Bridge built.

1935 May 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Red Bluff.

1958 September 7, San Diego Union- The Wildlife Conservation Board is spending $48,131. for boat launching ramps along the Sacramento River - at Anderson and Balls Ferry in Shasta County, and at Bend Bridge, Tehama County.~

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