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Whiskey Gap Post Office

Heritage of the High Country
A History of Del Bontia and
surrounding Districts Page 62

Fareham Post Office established I March, 1918.
Name changed to Whiskey Gap I July, 1931.

The Fareham Post Office in the electoral district of Lethbridge was established in the Whiskey Gap community I March, 1918. Mr. James H. Faulkner, the first postmaster, named the post office Fareham after a place in England.

The Whiskey Gap Post Office was officially closed 15 September, 1967, due to the resignation of the postmaster and the lack of a suitable person being available to assume charge of the office. The patrons of the Whiskey Gap post office were transferred to Cardston.

The following is a list of postmasters who served the post office.

Name.........................Location...........Date of.............Date of
........................................................Appointment.......Vacancy
Fareham James H. Faulkner........16-1-23-W4.........1-3-1918...........8-4-1918
W. P. Harper................SE- 19-1-23-W4....26-6-1918........ 2-9-1925
Mrs. Beth Romero..........SW- 16-1-23-W4...31-12-1925...... 26-4-1927
Mrs. Alice M. Hodgdon...SE- 19-1-23-4......10-6-1927........29-12-1929
Alvin E. Knight...............Whiskey Gap.......15-1-30............14-3-1938

Name changed to Whiskey Gap..SE- 16-1-23-4

Francis Sidney Fry...........SE- 16-1-23-4......8-4-1938..........Acting
Francis Sidney Fry...........SE- 16-1-23-4......19-4-1938........24-6-1940
Mrs. Anna G. Dudley........SE- 16-1-23-4......16-7-1940........Acting
Mrs. Anna G. Dudley........SE- 1 6-1-23-4.....4-9-1940..........1-5-1941
Norman H. Turnbull..........SE- 16-1-23-4......8-7-1941..........Acting
M.rs. Jennie Bracha..........SE- 16-1-23-4......30-9-1941.......24-9-1946
Mrs. Mildred Lee ..............SE- 16-1-23-4......8-11-1946.......22-12-1953
William E Hedrich.............Elevator...............6-3-1954........Acting
William E Hedrich.............Elevator...............17-11-1954....7-6-1955
Mrs. Martha L. Hedrich......Elevator..............23-6-1955......Acting
Mrs. Martha L. Hedrich......Elevator..............9-9-1955........15-6-59
Ludwig John Schmidt.........Elevator..............1-7-1959........Acting
Ludwig John Schmidt.........SE- 16-1-23-4.......2-10-1959......8-7-1960
Mrs. Margaret C. DeWolfe...SE- 16-1-23-4.......9-7-1960........Acting
Mrs. Margaret C. DeWolfe...SE- 16-1-23-4........13-10-1960.....9-3-1961
Lloyd George Harden..........SE- 1 6-1-23-4.......6-4-1961.......Acting
Lloyd George Harden..........SE- 16-1-23-4 ........7-7-1961......25-6-1963
Mrs. Marilyn F. Train...........SE- 16-1-23-4.........27-6-1963.....Acting
Mrs. Marilyn F. Train...........SE- 16-1-23-4..........12-8-1963 ....25-3-1966
Mrs. Mary W. Johnson.........SE- 16-1-23-4..........4-4-1966......Acting
Mrs. Mary W. Johnson........SE- 1 6-1-23-4.........22-6-1966.....9-9-1967

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