Panel 70

Sent by express

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

No. 412 Sent to Sacramento, California. Inside is a letter dated May 13, 1852, from Lewis Mason in Bird Valley. Taken by Hunter’s Express from Auburn to Sacramento. For a short time in 1852 Hunter and Co.’s Express extended to Auburn.

No. 413 Sent to John S. Hager in San Francisco, California. Taken by Hunter’s Express from Placerville to San Francisco.

No. 414 Sent to Tandler and Co. at Sacramento Street in San Francisco, California. Taken by Hunter’s Express from Mud Springs, later known as El Dorado. Also contains a Wells Fargo handstamp.

No. 415 Sent by Hunter’s Express from Mud Springs, California, to Tandler and Co. in San Francisco.

No. 416 Sent to Tandler and Co. at Sacramento Street in San Francisco, California. Taken by Hunter’s Express from Mud Springs, later known as El Dorado. Also contains a Wells Fargo handstamp that was applied when it left by Wells Fargo from Stockton.

Photograph of “Mud Springs” now El Dorado, 1930s.