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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 3, 17
Edited on:Sep 3, 17
 
Postmark: May 18, 1895
Origin: Boulder Valley, Montana, UNITED STATES
Destination: St. Paul, Minnesota, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Boulder Valley Mont. May 18 11 AM 1895" circular datestamp on 2c green postal entire (#U311) to St. Paul, Minn. Corner card of the Bank of Boulder". Saint Paul, Minn. backstamp.

Named for the many large boulders in the vicinity, the town of Boulder Valley was established in the early 1860s as a stagecoach station on the route between Fort Benton and Virginia City. It later became a trading center for nearby agricultural areas and the Elkhorn, Comet, and Baltimore mining districts. The Great Northern Railway branch line from Helena to Butte reached Boulder in 1888. State schools for the deaf, blind, and developmentally disabled were established in the city in 1892. The post office, established in 1866, was renamed Boulder in 1897 when the town's name was shortened.

Owner's ID: 1623
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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