Panel 124

Letters from California

Letters from Centerville, Cherokee, Chinese Camp, Chico, and Clarksville.

No. 740 Sent to W. Van Voorhies in Vallejo, California. Sent from Centerville, now Grass Valley. The postmaster never used a canceller. This post office existed before authorization from Washington on July 10, 1851. C. W. Ormsby sent a certificate to be filed for the incorporation of the Wolf Creek Gold Mining Company.

No. 741 Sent from Centerville, California, to Mrs. Henry Douglass in Griswold, Connecticut. Dated May 26, 1852.

No. 742 Sent from J. M. Moore in Centerville, California, to Rev. G. L. Phillips in Santa Clara. The Centerville written here is now part of Oakland.

No. 743 Sent from Cherokee, California, to Mrs. Minerva Scholfield in Montville, Connecticut.

No. 744 Sent from Chinese Camp, California, to Sam H. Stephens in Amesbury Mills, Massachusetts.

No. 745 Sent from Chinese Camp, California, overland through Los Angeles to Julia Milford in Long Island, New York. Dated June 15, 1859.

No. 746 Sent from Chico, California, to M. H. Donald in Oroville, California.

No. 747 Sent from Clarksville, California, to Mrs. James Reed in Santa Cruz, California.

Photograph of Lavezzo’ Saloon at Volcano, California, 1930s.

Photograph of Rich Bar, California, 1930s.