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Old Station in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Station Post Office

 
 
Old Station Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein
1. Old Station Post Office Marker
Inscription. In the early 1900ís Mel & Mary Shearin had a homestead here. Mel ran pack trains and guided visitors to the area in to the wilderness.

After this area suffered heavy devastation – the 1915 eruption of Mt. Lassen and the resulting flood and mudslides – Mary built a small store and post office. She was appointed postmaster in 1931 where she served for ten years. Bernice Olmsted served the next four years and from 1945 to 1947 Arthur and Annabelle Young held this post. In 1947, Florence Doan was appointed and moved the post office to Doanís camp. This building has since been used for storage. It was rumored as the smallest post office in the U.S.

Dedicated on May 7, 2005
by Lassen-Loomis Chapter 1914
of E. Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 2005 by E. Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 40° 40.662′ N, 121° 25.621′ W. Marker is in Old Station, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Highway 89, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Station CA 96071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Old Station Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein
2. Old Station Post Office
flies. Old Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Old Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nobles' Emigrant Trail (approx. 9.9 miles away); Mt. Lassen/The Noble Pass/The Park Highway (approx. 9.9 miles away); Nobles Trail – Third Nobles Pass (approx. 11.2 miles away); Hot Rock (approx. 11.3 miles away); Devastated Area (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Station.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the post office wall, immediately to the left of the door.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Station PO and Uncle Runt's image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein
3. Old Station PO and Uncle Runt's
The post office (on the right) is immediately adjacent to Uncle Runt's Place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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