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Woodland in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Woodland's First Post Office

 
 
Woodland's First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, May 6, 2016
1. Woodland's First Post Office Marker
Inscription.
Franklin Sylvester Freeman, founder of Woodland, relocated his stock of goods and built a store in 1860-61, it is the oldest of the earliest commercial buildings in this city. It became the site of Woodland's first post office on July 5, 1861, and Freeman was appointed the town's first postmaster.

Freeman ran a dry goods business here with C.H. Gray that grew to include hardware and the adjoining building at 537 Main Street by 1868. Since then many businesses have located here including Ruggles & Machefert Merchants (1868), H.B. Wood Hardware (1870), R.B. Cranston Hardware (1898), J.T. Grant, Dentist (1905), Strand Theater (1914), Public Market (1925), Piggly Wiggly (1926), E.L. Thompson Tires (1933), Sprouse Reitz (1935), Dee's Dep't Store (1968), Owen's Dep't Store (1969) and Diamond E Western Store (1970).

Dedicated May 1, 2015
by the
Native Sons of the Golden West
Timothy L. Tullius,
Grand President
and Woodland Parlor No. 30

 
Erected 2015 by Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number GPY 138-07.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.656′ N, 121° 46.402′ 
Woodland's First Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, May 6, 2016
2. Woodland's First Post Office
Marker can be seen on the facing brick wall, just past the windows.
W. Marker is in Woodland, California, in Yolo County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (California Route 16) and 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 539 Main Street, Woodland CA 95695, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland begins (within shouting distance of this marker); Original railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main and Second Street 1920ís (about 300 feet away); Yolo County Savings Bank (about 400 feet away); The Woodland Opera House (about 400 feet away); Site of Byron Jacksonís First Machine Shop (about 400 feet away); Yolo County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yolo County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodland.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
NSGW Dedication Ceremony image. Click for full size.
By Rose Twyman, May 1, 2015
3. NSGW Dedication Ceremony
(l-r)Grand 3rd VP Erik Christeson
Grand Historian Bob Fletcher
Grand Inside Sentinel Ron Brocco
Grand President Timothy Tullius
Past Grand President Dwight Dutschke
 
 
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