Ralston Crossing Post Office

Address67th & Indiana St., Ralston Crossing, 80401
QuadGolden, 1980
SectionS6, T3S, R69W
SourceArvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," pp. 97-98; National Register of Appointments, No. 28, National Archives, Washington, D. C.
OtherRalston Crossing
Initialdate1992-02-25 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1994-08-12 00:00:00-06
HistoryThis was a territorial post office 1863-1866, 1867-1870. Later it became a Colorado post office for six months, April 4, 1887-October 27, 1887. Postmasters who served from 1863-1866: George L. Strope, James E. Blake, C. Littlefield, and Stephen Osborn. Those who served from 1867-1870: Milton Matthews, Francis J. McQuiston, and Alford Hurst. Those who served for the six months period in 1887 were George Maxwell and Matt Ekern. Postmasters only lasted a few months because this area was sparsely populated, consequently the pay was poor and often the postmasters were not paid at all.