Sent by express
Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Chase’s Express, Clarke’s Centennial Mail Express, and Copley and Co.’s.
No. 271 Sent to Artemas H. Wheeler in Perkinsville, Vermont. Contains a postage mark dated January 29th, 1858. Sent by mail and Chase’s Express, which ran from Yreka through Deadwood to Indian Creek, California, until it was bought out by C. W. Prindle Express.
No. 272 Sent in part by Chase’s Express to Tandler and Co. in San Francisco, California. Chase’s Express ran from Yreka through Deadwood to Indian Creek until it was bought out by C. W. Prindle Express in 1863.
No. 273 Sent by Chase’s Express and forwarded by Wells Fargo from Yreka to William Pierce at 133 Jackson in San Francisco, California.
No. 274 Unused cover containing frank for Clarke’s Centennial Mail Express to the Black Hills via the Sidney Short Route, which used a new bridge over the Platte River, 40 miles north of Sidney. Sent care of H. T. Clarke, Sidney, Nebraska. Contains a U.S. postage mark commemorating the U.S. centennial in 1876. The reverse side contains information about the route, including declaration that it was guarded by U.S. troops.
No. 275 Sent by Copley and Co.’s Miners’ Express to Marysville, California, and then by U.S. mail east to J. H. Chandler in Sempronius, New York.
No. 276 Sent by Copley and Co.’s Miners’ Express to Rabbit Town, California, and then by U.S. mail east to Mr. Benjamin Varney in East Boston, Massachusetts. Rabbit Town changed to La Porte, Sierra County, November 19th, 1857.
Photograph of Poker Flat, California, 1930s.
Photograph of Onion Valley, California, 1930s.