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Envelope From Saugus Café, 1890
Saugus, California


Imprinted envelope from the Saugus Eating House (later known as Saugus Café), J.H. (James Herbert) Tolfree, proprietor. Addressed to Miss W. Connor, 513 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, Cal. Postmarked Mojave, Cal., 1890 — three years after the café opened inside the Saugus Train Station. Received in Los Angeles (postmarked on back) at 8 a.m. Dec. 29, 1890.

In addition to Saugus, Tolfree also ran "eating houses" inside the depots at Mojave and Bakersfield.

Read: Tales of the Saugus Cafe.


LW2074: Original envelope purchased by Leon Worden.
SAUGUS CAFE

Tales of the Saugus Cafe (Reynolds)
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Envelope 1890

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Dining Room & Letterhead 1890s

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J. Herbert Tolfree

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Charles Edward Tolfree

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In Saugus Depot 1890s

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Advertisement 1895

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J.H. Tolfree Death
1-16-1897

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1914

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Matchbook Cover 1938

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Sandwich Shop Destruction 1941

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Both Buildings 1955

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Both Bldgs ~1957 x3

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