The turnout may have been small but the reason for it was epic.
It was on February first 1916 that the post office in Lone Butte was established and today they celebrated it.
Lone Butte Postmaster Audrey Nelson is not a historian but does know how it came into being.
“It started out at the far end of Horse Lake Road and then it got moved to the Fawn Creek road and then in 1922 it was moved into Lone butt and it wasn’t until 1961 that the name was changed from Fawn Post Office to the Lone Butte Post Office”.
Over the years the post office resided in different buildings until 1978.
Today the Lone Butte post office is located in the shadow of the water tower near the corner of Interlakes highway 24 and Netherlands Road.
Canada Post also celebrated this event with a special cancel highlighting the Lone Butte post office’s 100 years of service.
The cancel is available to anyone who brings or sends their mail to the post office starting today.