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By Jon Hammond
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Quotes worth sharing

Land of Four Seasons


February 18, 2023


U. S. Postal Service: "State the names of other post offices near the proposed one in Tehachapi, their directions and distances from it by the most direct roads."

Answer: "There are none unless it be San Bernardino which is 100 miles and Kernville about 70 miles."

– P. D. Greene

This was the answer Peter Greene wrote down in 1868 when filling out an application to have a post office in the Tehachapi area – the building itself was at Oak Creek, where Oak Creek Road from Mojave joins Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road. When established that year, the Tehachapi Post Office was the only one between Kernville and San Bernandino.


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