Two postcards and a cover today. The first card is from Caspar to Lowell, Mass. Kind of odd sending a southern California view from Northern California https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Coast
In 1966, I worked for the man who owned Bear Harbor, and one day was told to move a very large pile of boxes of letters from the home/office building of the Bear Harbor and Eel River railroad. They were eventually burned. Sure wish I had a couple of those boxes now!
The Humboldt section of the "Lost Coast still has three communities, Pertrolia, Shelter Cove and Whitethorn. In Mendocino county, the towns of Andersonia, Hardy, Kenny ,Monroe, Moody, Rockport, and Usal are gone. Hardy has a couple of homes left and there is a street with 5-6 homes and a school in Rockport.
The second card is from Moody, and I think is addressed to Sarah Drewery, who seemed popular, or at least saved the cards.
She was the addressee on two other postcards that show postmarks of four different town when she lived in Monroe. I believe these were all transfer points. There were no direct routes to Monroe. I'll show todays card and then the other two.
Hearst to Willits, Hardy (just the lower half of the CDS shows, but to get to Monroe, you had to go thru Hardy, road forked there.)and Monroe.
Jan 20, 1908 Ukiah, Willits, Hardy and Monroe, took I day to get to Hardy and another 3 days to go the last 10 miles. Stage schedules?
The cover is from Mendocino city, 1882