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HANGING ON TO THE POST OFFICE
Trickham, Texas

By John J. Germann
Trickham TX 1971 Post Office & Postmaster
Trickham, Texas Post Office & Postmaster
Photo courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

Trickham Rural Station

After Trickham's independent full-fledged post office closed down in 1958 the community was served consecutively by what the Post Office Department designated as a Rural Station, then a Rural Branch, and then a Community Post Office - all under the aegis of the larger post office in the nearby town of Santa Anna.

A local resident and a much earlier postmistress, Minnie L. Wilson, did not want to see the community lose its name or be without some sort of postal facility, so she agreed to take over the reduced operations, apparently in her home, for the sum of $75 per month!

Below is a cover from the "rural station era", and above is a photo of Mrs. Wilson taken in 1971 in front of her post office. She passed away in 1981, two years after the last vestige of a postal presence in Trickham had vanished. - John J. Germann, September 23, 2018
Trickham TX, Coleman County, Rural Station info
 Coleman County, TX - Trickham  Rural Station, Santa Anna Community Post Office  1965 canceled postmark
Cover canceled with Trickham Rural Station/Community Post Office, Santa Anna 1965 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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Trickham, Texas
Photo Courtesy Dustin Martin, May 2017
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