Rochester Post Office Cash Book, 1904-1908  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rochester Post Office (Rochester, Mont.)
Title
Rochester Post Office Cash Book
Dates
1904-1908
Quantity
1 volume
Collection Number
Collection 2519, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Rochester Post Office Cash Book consists of one volume, with entries from April 4, 1904 to January 13, 1908.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Rochester was established in Madison County, Montana, near Virginia City, in the 1860s. At its peak, Rochester was the most active and prosperous town in Madison County, with a population of 5,000 people. Mining in the area declined due to mine flooding, leading to a population decline until 1926, when mining picked up for a short time. The population steadily declined after 1932 and Rochester became a ghost town in 1952, when the last residents moved away. The Rochester post office opened in 1868, with William Warm as postmaster. The post office closed in 1876, but was re-opened again around 1889. Between 1891 and 1892, Rochester was called Watseca, after the Watseca vein in Rochester Gulch. The name Rochester was restored during John Chapman's tenure as postmaster. Between 1904 and 1908, Emily Lewis and Daisy Lewis Grose, served as postmasters, and between 1904 and 1908, John H. Cooper served as postmaster.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Rochester Post Office records consist of one volume, a cash book with entries from April 4, 1904 to January 13, 1908.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Postal service
  • Postal service -- Montana -- Rochester (Madison County)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana -- Rochester (Madison County)