Riggins in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
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Riggins’ Many Post Oﬃces
In 1901, John Riggins’ son, Dick, established the town’s first post office in his new Hotel Riggins and served as the first postmaster.
Over the years, the post office was moved from building to building – back and forth across Main Street – depending on whom the postmaster was at the time.
In 1966, Riggins teacher and civic leader, Gus Carlson, built the present post office building on Main Street.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 45° 25.195′ N, 116° 18.973′ W. Marker is in Riggins, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles north of Ace's Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Riggins Post Office building, at the southwest corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 South Main Street, Riggins ID 83549, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Gouge-Eye Legend (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorable Homes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forest Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Clay's Swinging Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riggins' Early Hotels (about 500 feet away); Early Businesses (about 700 feet away); Riggins in the 1940s (about 700 feet away); The Evolution of a River Terrace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riggins.
Also see . . . Riggins Idaho History.
Riggins was once known as “Gouge Eye” after a vicious saloon fight in which the obvious happened between a couple of rough and tumble citizens who came here in search of gold in the 1850’s. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.