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Post Office Springs, Ballarat CA South of Ballarat is Post Office Spring. Mesquite grows thick and plentiful nearby with open grassy marsh areas tracked through by wild burro.

From early on, bandits, outlaws and rustlers came to the Panamint Mountains to hideout from the law. In the 1870s', during the Panamint City boom, a box was wired to one of the mesquite trees at the spring and the stage driver would leave mail addressed to "John Doe" in it and tie a rag to a tree. Under cover of darkness, the wanted men of the Panamints would pick up and leave their mail. The Ballarat post office opened June 21, 1897.
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