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POSTMASTER PAULETTE MAHONEY stands in the Placerville post office next to packages scheduled for delivery. DEmocrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Secrets of Success 2012

Placerville Post Office: Oldest business in Placerville

By From page SOS19 | December 31, 2012

In 1850, newly-appointed Postmaster T. Carr Nugent received a letter from the U.S. Postmaster General Nathan Hall, requesting the selection of a new name for Nugent’s community. It seems there were too many places called “Hangtown.”

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