Auburn. Post Office and Vinton's Express Station, ca. 1860s.

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Collection Miscellaneous
Date of photo 1866, ca.
Description Auburn. Post Office and Vinton's Express Station, ca. 1860s. Thomas Smith was first postmaster. His wife is seated on her horse Huckleberry Joe. Thomas was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1817, came to U.S. in 1842, settled in Wisconsin, where he married Tamer F. Hartley, moved to Auburn in 1863 and established a general merchandise store. In 1870 turned to stock raising. He succeeded Able as Justice of the Peace in 1863, an office he held until moving to Baker City in 1886 as well as offices of school district clerk and postmaster. Mrs. Smith was reputed to be an excellent horsewoman, who rode with a rifle strapped to her saddle, which she could hit a man-sized target at 400 yards.
Object ID 1980.1.673
Place Auburn, 44.699104 -117.945477
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