Saturday, April 21, 2007

Post Office returns home

The USPS NewsLink reports that the small town of Mountain Ranch, CA, (75 miles southeast of Sacramento ) "has reclaimed its first Post Office and along with it, a small piece of its history."

According to the report, "A half-century ago, the land where the postal facility had stood since 1869 was sold. The new owner moved the building to a neighboring community, where it remained — unused and unnoticed — until now."

Wally Motloch, a Mountain Ranch resident and president of the Calaveras County Historical Society is quoted as saying, ““Since the 1950s, we’ve been trying to get it back."

Shown above in a USPS photo, a workman unloads Mountain Ranch’s oldest — and smallest — off on the back of a truck.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM