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Organ & Tibbett’s Express – 1865 to 1868

Organ & Tibbett’s express ran from Meadow Lake to the Excelsior District of California from 1865 to 1868, per Nathan’s book.

Organ & Tibbits Excelsior Express. PAID. to Dutch Flat, California

By Organ & Tibbits Excelsior Express. PAID. to Dutch Flat, California. One of only about four examples from this express, and one of two of this type.

Organ & Tibbits Excelsior Express. PAID. to Dutch Flat

By Organ & Tibbits Excelsior Express. PAID. to Dutch Flat; exchanged with Wells Fargo & Co. Nov 4 Dutch Flat to Nevada City. Docketing at left Nov 4, 1868. One of only four examples from this express, and one of only two of this type.

Daily Alta California newspaper ad (Jul 26, 1866) for Grant's Fine Saddle Train

Daily Alta California newspaper ad (Jul 26, 1866) for Grant’s Fine Saddle Train from Dutch Flat to the Excelsior Mining District. While this ad is not for Organ & Tibbett’s Express, it did run over the same route and during the same timeframe.

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Oroville & Quincy Express – 1874 to Unknown

Operated between Oroville and Quincy, as the name would imply, and from Quincy served the upper area of Plumas County. They connected with Wells Fargo at several locations in the county.

Oroville & Quincy Express Co. from Greenville to nearby Quincy
By Oroville & Quincy Express Co. from Greenville to nearby Quincy (10 miles south); exchanged with Wells Fargo and forwarded on to San Francisco. Merchant’s handstamp from Greenville on verso, shown below.
Merchant's handstamp from Greenville on verso, shown

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