Old Station Post Office

Old Station Post Office (HM5N6)

Location: Old Station, CA 96071 Shasta County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 40.662', W 121° 25.621'

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In the early 1900's 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 Doan's 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
HM NumberHM5N6
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Postal Mail and Philately series.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByE. Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 632935 N 4504169
Decimal Degrees40.67770000, -121.42701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.662', W 121° 25.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 39.72" N, 121° 25' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13419-13459 CA-89 Scenic, Old Station CA 96071, US
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