1881, Rare, Bodie, California, Wells Fargo Cover, Green Ink Cancel
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1881, Rare, Bodie, California, Wells Fargo Cover, Green Ink Cancel:
This is a wonderful cover from the famed ghost town of Bodie, California. Wells Fargo imprint on cover, green ink Wells Fargo, Bodie California cancel with a second Sierra R.P.O cancel on the cover. Letter contents from Albert Wilbur to his mother , regarding being stuck in Bodie....he will be staying longer than expected. Letter is 7x8, folds, in overall very good condition. Please see scans for details.
The George W. Wilbur Family Papers consist of correspondence, case files, financial papers, notebooks, documents, writings, diaries, maps, photographs, and printed material which document the life of George W. Wilbur and his family. There is a large file of family correspondence which contains many letters between George Wilbur and his mother and brother Albert. The letters from Albert include many details about life in the West from 1875 to 1928. This particular letter is from Albert, while working his way west in the early 1880s.
Bodie is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, United States, about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Lake Tahoe.
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