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Mar012012

Tuscan, Tuscan Springs 

1895 October 15, 4th class post office established with Edgerton B. Walbridge as the first postmaster. Named after Tuscany, Italy the site also was called Lick Springs (no PO). Located 9 miles NE of Red Bluff, the post office was discontinued on 15 May 1919 when the service moved to Red Bluff.~

1899 August 14, Riverside Daily Press- SUMMER HOTEL BURNED - A HUNDRED GUESTS FLEE FROM THE BURNING BUILDING - Red Bluff, Aug 14 - The new three-story hotel at Tuscan Springs, 9 miles from here was burned at 1 a.m. this morning. One hundred guests and employees escaped in their nightclothes. Belle McKenzie was the first to notice the fire, and roused many of the guests but was herself lost by staying too long in the building. No other lives were lost so far as known. The loss is $50,000. with $10,000. insurance.~

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