Creator: Salesville Post Office (Salesville, Mont.)

Provenance Note: Record book maintained by the United States Post Office at Salesville, Montana was transferred to Special Collections from the Museum of the Rockies on December 18, 1984. It had been initially donated by Jack Lutes to the Museum on November 9, 1962 and had first been accessioned as part of collection 2130.

Historical Note: The United States Post Office at Salesville, Montana was established on June 10, 1880 and discontinued on July 26, 1888. The first postmaster was Norman A. Webb. Salesville's post office was reestablished on March 19, 1890 and on March 1, 1927 the name was changed to Gallatin Gateway. The other postmaster from the first period of operation was William G. Alexander who was appointed on July 30, 1886.

Content Description Note: The Salesville Post Office records consist of a single account and record book, an official form specifically for a "fourth class office" and detailing quarterly activities.

Updated: 4/21/09