Pioneer Post Offices in the
R.M. of Argyle
1. Otenaw: 16-5-13:
post-office was kept by A. W. Playfair, who drew the mail, with horses
from Pilot Mound. It opened in 1880.
2. Bru: NE 16-6-13
Post Office in the home of Jon Olafson. Mr.
Olafson walked to Millford to get the mail until the RR came to Cypress
River. Mr. Olafson passed away in 1914, and after that Rural Route
3. Grund: S 10-6-14
The first Post Office was in the home of Sigurdur
Christopherso. Later a small building on the property served the
4. Moropano: 20-4-14
Alex Kelso had the mail in Moropano, one of
5. Roseberry: SW 28-3-14
In 1886 John Neelin had a Grocery Store and
part time had the Post Office, the mail being driven from Pilot
Mound. Before the closest mail was Moropano, 5 miles west of
Roseberry. H.N. Cooper took over from Mr. Neelin.
In 1905 the Post Office was moved from Moropano to the Village of
Neelin. James Graham was the first Postmaster.
7. Glenora: 28-3-13
The first Post Office at Glenora was opened by
Thos. Feeley in 1881 on the South half of 28-3-13
8. Marringhurst: NE 19-3-12
Mr. McQuarrie's home became the social
centre for the district. Here a post office was opened, the mail beŽing
carried from the Mound on an ox cart by Thos. Freeley, who opened
the post-office at Glenora. Here, too, Mr. McQuarrie
started a blacksmith shop and in the log house still
standŽing and used as a granary by Mr. McWilliams, church services were
9. Dry River : NW 20-4-12
Established in 1884 Home of George
Stewart; taken over by A. Eason, then W. Craik in 1904, and S. Robinson
10. Pasadena 20-4-13:
The first Post Office was a log house situated west of
the Fair Ground, operated by George Mills Johnson. W.B. Cornock bought
our Mr. Johnson in 1895 and took over. In 1903
the Post Office was moved into the village, first under Peter McBean
then Alex Craik in the Greenway Store.
The first Post Office in the new town of Baldur was at
Jesse Chester’s house. W.O. Fowler took over in 1887, followed by Alex
Fowler from 1904 to 1947.
This early map shows the
communities that existed prior to the arrival of the Railway. Of the
four villages created by new rail lines, only Glenora had a prior