Pacific Express Company Receipt from Drytown, Gold Rush Era [155346]

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Pacific Express Company Receipt from Drytown, Gold Rush Era [155346]
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Extra rare location. Dateline Drytown, April 14th, 1856. Receipt No. 52 for a package delivered by John Dillon to be delivered to Mrs. Ann Dillion in New York. Package value is $140. Signed by the agent. The lefthand side lists all the Pacific Express Company offices in California plus three in Oregon. Excelsior Print, San Francisco. Folds, small nicks to edges, some staining. 3.75 x 8.5" Drytown was located in Amador County and named because of Dry Creek. It was founded in 1848 and had a peak population of 10,000 people, making it the largest mining settlement in Amador County. It is rumored to have had as many as 26 saloons. Gold production diminished by 1857, and a fire that year destroyed most of the town.

Date: 1856
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Drytown