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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Whiting and Co.’s Express, Wood and Co.’s Express, and Whitney and Co.’s Express.

No. 599 Taken from somewhere along the Feather River by Whiting and Co.’s Express to Bidwells Bar where it was sent by U.S. mail to Miss Beulah A. Billings in Mittineague, Massachusetts. Whiting and Co.’s Express ran from Marysville to Feather River and Plumas County points in 1859 and 1868.

No. 600 Taken from somewhere along the Feather River by Whiting and Co.’s Express to Oroville, where it was forwarded by Wells Fargo to John A. Ritchee in San Francisco, California.

No. 601 Sent to John A. Ritchee in Marysville, California. Taken by Whiting and Co.’s Express.

No. 602 Sent to John Goodwin in Quincy, California, by Wood and Co.’s Express which ran from Oroville to Susanville, Taylorville, and Quincy.

No. 603 Unused cover with a frank for Wood and Co.’s Express.

No. 604 Sent to Tubbs Hotel in Oakland, California. Taken by Whitney and Co.’s Express, which succeeded Bamber and Co. in running from Contra Costa Co. points to San Francisco.

Photograph of Bidwell’s Bar, California, 1930s. At that time the only original buildings were the old store and county jail.

Photograph of Old Toiles Hotel, California, 1930s.