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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Pioneer Express, Peterson’s Lower California Express, and Port Townsend and Whidby Island Express.

No. 513 Sent by Pioneer Express from American Bar to Georgetown and then by mail to Francis Cewell in Folsom, California. Inside is a letter from L. B. Brooks. Pioneer Express operated around the small camps on the north side of the American River from 1858 to 1859. Its stations were: Georgetown, Volcanoville, Last Chance, Ground Hogs Glory, Mount Gregory, Hells Delight, and Bogus Thunder.

No. 514 Sent from La Paz, Mexico, in January 1863 to W. W. Chipman in San Francisco, California. Taken by Peterson’s Lower California Express, which operated from La Paz to San Francisco.

No. 515 Photostat from the collection of E. S. Knapp of a letter sent to E. H. Wilson in La Paz with a frank from Peterson’s Lower California Express.

No. 516 Sent by Port Townsend and Whidby Island Express from some point on Whidby Island to Port Townsend, Washington, and then by mail on July 21, 1879, to A. L. Eras in San Francisco, California.

Photograph of apple trees in blossom at Mount Gregory, California, 1930s.