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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 South Main Street, Riggins ID 83549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 47 times this year. 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.