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Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction.

Bishop Day School, California
Post-office: Bishop, California
Telegraph address: Bishop, California; Western Union, ½ mile from school; thence messenger, ½ hour.
Railroad station: Laws Station, on Nevada and California Rwy.; thence stage, 5 miles.

Cahuilla School, California
Post-office: Cahuilla, Gal.
Telegraph address: Hemet, California; Western Union, 37 miles from school; thence telephone to Aguanda, 14 miles; thence courier or mail, 1 day.
Railroad station: Hemet, California; thence hired team, 37 miles; or Temecula, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage via Aguanda, 3 times a week; time, 1 day.

Campo School.
Post-office: Campo, California
Telegraph address: San Diego, California; Western Union; thence telephone to Campo, 2 miles from school; thence special messenger; time, ½ hour.
Railroad station: San Diego, California; 56 miles from school; stage Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; thence hired team to school.

Capitan Grande “Day School, California
Post-office: Lakeside, California
Telegraph address: Lakeside, California; Western Union, 12 miles from school; thence special messenger.
Railroad station: Lakeside, California, on San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Rwy. (via San Diego); thence hired team, 12 miles.

Digger Reservation, California
Post-office: Jackson, California
Telegraph address: Jackson, California; Western Union, 4 miles from reservation; thence mounted messenger, ¾ hour.
Railroad station: Martell, California; thence stage to Jackson, 2 miles; thence hired team, 4 miles.

Fort Bidwell School, California
Post-office: Fort Bid well, California
Telegraph address: Fort Bidwell, California; California and Oregon Telegraph Co., 1 mile from school; thence messenger, 15 minutes. (Message is relayed from Reno, Nevada, via Western Union line.)
Railroad station: Alturas, California, on Nevada, California and Oregon Rwy.; via Reno, Nevada, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, via Cedarville, 75 miles.

Likely day school.
Post-office: Likely, California
Telegraph address: Likely, California; California and Oregon Telegraph Co., 2½ miles from school; time, 30 minutes by messenger (relayed from Reno on Western Union Telegraph Co. lines.)
Railroad station: Likely, California, on Nevada, California and Oregon Rwy.; via Reno, Nevada, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; station 2½ miles from school.

Greenville School, California
Post-office: Greenville, California
Telegraph address: Greenville, California; California and Oregon Telegraph Co., 4 miles from school; thence telephone. (Message is relayed from Reno, Nevada, where there is a Western Union office.)
Railroad station: Beckwith, California, on Boca and Loyalton Rwy., via Boca, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence daily stage, except Sunday, 52 miles. Or Oroville, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy; thence stage, 90 miles. After June 1, 1910, Keddie, California, on Western Pacific Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, 18 miles; time 3½ hours.

Fort Yuma School, California
Post-office: Yuma, Arizona
Telegraph address: Yuma, Arizona; Western Union, ½ mile from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Yuma, Arizona, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; school is ½ mile from station. Freight should be billed to Colorado Siding, California

Hoopa Valley School, California
Post-office: Hoopa, California
Telegraph address: Eureka, California; Western Union, 52 miles from Hoopa; thence daily mail, from 12 to 26 hours. In emergencies can be telephoned.
Railroad station: San Francisco, California; thence steamship to Eureka, California, 230 miles; thence rail to Blue Lake, 18 miles; daily stage to mail station, 17 miles; thence by saddle animal over mountain trail, 17 miles. (A less direct route from Blue Lake to Hoopa is by wagon road via Willow Creek, 46 miles.)

Manchester Day School, California
Post-office: Manchester, California
Telegraph address: San Francisco, California; thence telephone.
Railroad station: San Francisco, California; thence weekly steamer to Point Arena; thence 6 miles to school. Or Cazadero, California; thence stage, 70 miles. Or Ukiah, California, on California Northwestern Rwy.; thence stage, 75 miles.

Martinez School, California
Post-office: Thermal, California, R. F. D. No. 1.
Telegraph address: Thermal, California; Western Union, 6 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Thermal, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, or by school team if school is notified by telephone.

Cabazon day school.
Post-office: Coachella, California
Telegraph address: Coachella, California, 1 mile from school; thence courier, 30 minutes. Railroad station: Coachella, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; 1 mile by hired team.

Mesa Grande Day School, California
Post-office: Mesa Grande, California
Telegraph address: San Diego, California; Postal and Western Union, 55 miles from school; thence telephone, 30 minutes.
Railroad station: Foster, California, on San Diego, Cuyamaca, and Eastern Rwy. route; Santa Fe to San Diego; San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Rwy. to Foster; thence stage daily, except Sunday, 30 miles.

La Jolla Day School, California
Post-office: Valley Center, California
Telegraph address: Escondido, California; Western Union, 25 miles from school; thence telephone to Valley Center, California; thence mail to school; time from telegraph office to school, 1 to 4 days.
Railroad station: Escondido, California, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 25 miles. No stage.

Malki Day School, California
Post-office: Banning, California
Telegraph address: Banning, California; Western Union, 4 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Banning, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 4 miles.

Pala School, California
Post-office: Pala, California
Telegraph address: San Diego, California; Postal and Western Union, 60 miles from, school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Temecula, California, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 12 miles. Or Oceanside, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 24 miles. Or Fallbrook, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 16 miles. (Temecula route best from north and east. Oceanside or Fallbrook routes best from San Diego.)

Pechanga Day School, California
Post-office: Temecula, California
Telegraph address: Temecula, California; Western Union, 6 miles from school; thence mounted messenger.
Railroad station: Temecula, California, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence hired team, 6 miles.

Redding School.
Post-office: Redding, California
Telegraph address: Redding, California
Railroad station: Redding, California

Rincon Day School, California
Post-office: Valley Center, California
Telegraph address: Escondido, California; Western Union, 18 miles from school; thence Pacific Telephone Exchange via San Diego, California, to Valley Center; thence mounted messenger to school.
Railroad station: Escondido, California, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence 18 miles. Or Temecula, California, on Santa Fe Rwy.; thence 24 miles.

Round Valley School, California
Post-office: Covelo, California
Telegraph address: Cahto, California; Western Union, 34 miles from school; Covelo is 3 miles from school; telephone from Cahto to Covelo; thence daily mail.
Railroad station: Sherwood, California, on California Northwestern Rwy.; thence mail stage daily, except Sunday, 41 miles.

Laytonville day school.
Post-office: Laytonville, California
Telegraph address: Laytonville, via Cahto; Western Union. Railroad station: Sherwood, on California Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 15 miles to Laytonville; thence 2½ miles to school.

Sherman Institute, California
Post-office: Riverside, California
Telegraph address: Riverside, California; Postal and Western Union, 6 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Riverside, California, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; Southern Pacific Rwy.; and San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Rwy.; electric cars direct to school on Magnolia avenue.

Soboba School, California
Post-office: San Jacinto, California
Telegraph address: San Jacinto, California; Western Union, 4 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: San Jacinto, California, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.; thence Government team (if school is called up by telephone) or hired team, 4 miles.

Santa Ynez day school.
Post-office: Santa Ynez, California
Telegraph address: Los Olivos, California; Western Union, 5½ miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Los Olivos, California, on Pacific Coast Rwy.; thence hired team to Santa Ynez, 5 miles; thence to school % mile. Or Gaviota, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence to Santa Ynez, 20 miles; thence to school.

Tule River School, California
Post-office: Porterville, California
Telegraph address: Porterville, California; Western Union, 17 miles from school; thence courier, ½ day.
Railroad station: Porterville, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence hired team, 17 miles.

Upper Lake Day School, California
Post-office: Upper Lake, California
Telegraph address: Ukiah, California; Western Union; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Ukiah, California; thence daily stage in summer, tri-weekly in winter, 30 miles. Or Hopland, California; thence daily stage.

Potter Valley day school, California
Post-office: Upper Lake, California
Telegraph address: Ukiah, California; Western Union.
Railroad station: Same as Upper Lake school.

Ukiah day school, California
Post-office: Ukiah, California
Telegraph address: Ukiah, California; Western Union, 3 miles from school; thence by mail or mounted messenger.
Railroad station: Ukiah, California, on California Northwestern Rwy.; school 3 miles from station.

Volcan Day School, California (Agency is located at Santa Ysabel, California)
Post-office: Santa Ysabel, California
Telegraph address; San Diego, California; Postal and Western Union, 55 miles from school; thence telephone, 15 minutes.
Railroad station: Foster, California, on San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Rwy.; thence stage to Santa Ysabel, 30 miles; thence hired team, 4 miles.



MLA Source Citation:

Department Of The Interior. Routes To Indian Agencies And Schools, Office Of Indian Affairs, Corrected To April 1, 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1910. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/california-indian-agencies-and-schools.htm - Last updated on Aug 1st, 2013


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