Ralston Crossing Post Office

Address: 67th & Indiana St., Ralston Crossing, 80401

This was a territorial post office 1863-1866, 1867-1870. Later it became a Colorado post office for six months, April 4, 1887-October 27, 1887. Postmasters who served from 1863-1866: George L. Strope, James E. Blake, C. Littlefield, and Stephen Osborn. Those who served from 1867-1870: Milton Matthews, Francis J. McQuiston, and Alford Hurst. Those who served for the six months period in 1887 were George Maxwell and Matt Ekern. Postmasters only lasted a few months because this area was sparsely populated, consequently the pay was poor and often the postmasters were not paid at all.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1980
Sec/Town/Range: S6, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5550
Source: Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," pp. 97-98; National Register of Appointments, No. 28, National Archives, Washington, D. C.
Other Names: Ralston Crossing
Last Modified: Fri, August 12 1994

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