A big birthday celebration in 100 Mile House took place Friday as the Post Office turned 100.
Lead Hand, Robin Clarke shares with us how the post office came into establishment 100 years ago.
“It was at the Lodge-now I’m not too sure exactly where that was because I wasn’t around here back there but then after it moved from the Lodge it went down to what was known as BJ’s donuts and that was I believe in the 60’s and then around 1980 it moved to it’s present position where it is now.”
“I was doing a little bit of research and post offices seemed to change every month,” adds Clarke, “I guess that’s because of logging towns and small towns popping up. So back in the 1960’s-that era, they seemed to pop up and close down.”
Canada Post says in a press release the post office was established on February 1,1916 with J.G. Loyd as its first postmaster. For the next 100 years, the postmasters and their assistants were, and continue to be part of the hub of South Cariboo.
The Post Office has been located in the heart of 100 Mile House at 425 Birch Street since 1983.