Lebam, Pacific County, Washington

When the post office came to Half Moon Prarie, it was asked to supply a shorter name for the cancel. The newly appointed Postmaster Jotham Goodell reversed the lettering of his daughter's name and Mabel became Lebam.

For many years it had a prosperous sawmill operation serviced by the NPRR which ran between the mill and the town. Despite two major fires in 1910, the town was rebuilt. The sawmill lasted until the 1920's. Today, it's a quiet residential and farming community.

Lebam

Established:May 26, 1890 
First Postmaster:Jotham Goodell
Change:
Disposition:Currently Operating
 Replacement - Note 
 the closer spacing
 of the letters and
 addition of the Time.

 

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1st June, 2010