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Riggins in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

You've Got Mail

Riggins’ Many Post Offices

 
 
You've Got Mail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
1. You've Got Mail Marker
Inscription. John Riggins was Riggins’ first mailman, carrying the mail from Grangeville to New Meadows by horseback and sometimes by foot. By 1893, he operated a stage line from Grangeville to Fiddle Creek, north of Riggins and the end of the wagon road. He then went by horseback from Fiddle Creek to New Meadows.

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.
 
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 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hydraulic Mining
You've Got Mail Marker (<i>wide view with Post Office in the background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
2. You've Got Mail Marker (wide view with Post Office in the background)
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Fabulous Florence (approx. 8.9 miles away); Salmon River Canyon (approx. 13½ miles away).
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker Detail: Riggins - New Meadows Stage image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
3. Marker Detail: Riggins - New Meadows Stage
Marker Detail: Grangeville - New Meadows Stage (1903) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
4. Marker Detail: Grangeville - New Meadows Stage (1903)
Marker Detail: Hotel Riggins (early 1900's) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
5. Marker Detail: Hotel Riggins (early 1900's)
Postmaster Charles Cadman (1920) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2013
6. Postmaster Charles Cadman (1920)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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