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Nov122015

Elder Creek

1878 January 4, 4th Class Post Office established as Elder Creek, Tehama County, California, located 12 miles southwest of Red Bluff. The growth of Elder trees along the stream generated the name and when Elder Creek is mentioned, it brings to mind the Robert H. Thomes Mexican Land Grant:  Arroyo de los Saucos, arroyo of the elder trees.

Robert H. Florence, First Postmaster

1882 October 23, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Red Bluff.

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