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1898 May 3, 4th class post office established as Bragdon, Trinity County, California. Discontinued 15 September 1903 when the service moved to Trinity Center. Named for the Bragdon family, Edwin H. Bragdon became the first postmaster. Located 10 miles south of Trinity Center and 21 miles northwest of French Gulch.

1898 May 31, Los Angeles Herald - A post office has been established at Bragdon, Trinity county, Cal., with Edwin H. Bragdon as postmaster.~

1903 August 28, San Francisco Call - Post office discontinued September 15 - California - Bragdon, Trinity County; mail to Trinity Center.~

1907 July 29, Sacramento Union - John A. Crane and H. Bragdon of Trinity Center were Friday arrivals in town [Weaverville]. Mr. Bragdon is one of the jurors summoned on the Hughes case.~

1918 June 29, Sacramento Union - MARRIED - HEATH-BRAGDON - In Weaverville (Trinity Co.) June 26, 1918, by Justice of the Peace H.D. Barber, Charles Heath of Minersville and Miss Ora Bragdon of Trinity Center, both of Trinity County.~

Ukn date:  Some voters from Bragdon registered in the Trinity Center Precinct: Hiram Augustus Bragdon, 44; Edwin Hartley Bragdon, 45; James McKay Fewings, 50; George William Giddings, 28.~

Reader Comments (1)

It was named for the Bragdon Ranch (now under Trinity Lake) founded by Edwin's father Hiram Higgins Bragdon. You can still find Bragdon Gulch on the north east side of Trinity Lake.

January 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDave Perdue

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