Details For Cover ID# 29341

Click on cover image to view at full resolution.

Front Image Back Image

Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Feb 11, 22
Edited on:Feb 11, 22
 
Postmark: Feb 2, 1857
Origin: Diamond Springs, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: Yuba City, California, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

3c red on white Nesbitt postal entire, Die 5 (U9) with manuscript "Diamond Springs Feb. 2" (California) postmark, to Yuba City, Sutter County, Cal.  1857 docketing in pencil on back.  UPSS no. 15-1.

Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, Calif. was settled in 1848 and derived its name from its crystal clear springs. Among the most gold-rich locations in the region, the area produced a 25-pound nugget, one of the largest ever found in El Dorado County. Its most thriving period was in 1851 and, through its lumber, lime production, and agriculture, Diamond Springs has retained some of its early importance.  It lies at an elevation of 1791 feet.

A post office was established at Diamond Springs in 1853.

Owner's ID: 2641
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
Stamps:Stamp images are from reference catalog. Click image to view at larger resolution.