Pre-printed return envelope. |
Circular black postmark:
CURRANT NEV SEP 3 AM 1910
Two U.S. 1 cent stamps
THE W.W. GAVITT MEDICAL
Currant Sept 2/1910
Enclose find $1.00 greenback for one box of Gavitts System
Regulator please put up in capsules as I am a cattle man and riding after
cattle most of my time it would be more convenient for me to use. My
stomach is bad and my kidneys in fact my whole system seems to be
out of order. Please send by return mail without delay and oblige.
Mr. Joseph Cazier
1. The W.W. Gavitt Medical Co. of Topeka Kansas appearently saved their
mail orders since there are a great many of these orders in the hands of collectors
and postal history dealers. Their monetary value is small but these orders may have
family value to descendants.
2. From the Nevada State Museum Newsletter
...The [Cazier] family acquired the uppermost ranch on Current Creek around the turn
of the century when Samuel Cazier and his sons, Edcil, Joseph, Hyrum, Edmond, and
Owen came and purchased the property...
...This enterprising family from Utah was, like most families in the area at the
time, very self-sufficient. They produced most of their own food, including
vegetables in their garden in addition to the hay and grain they raised for sale.
Their orchard provided fruit to be eaten fresh or dried for the winter,
a smokehouse converted the hogs they raised into hams, and a waterwheel on the
property powered a gristmill, which converted grain into flour. Wood for
construction of ranch buildings came from the sawmill the brothers operated
in the nearby mountains; they also provided lumber and timber for area ranchers
and miners until the 1920s. Although the brothers sold their ranch, descendants
of the Caziers remain in the area...
Robert D. McCracken and Jeanne Sharp Howerton, A History of Railroad Valley, Nevada,
Central Nevada Historical Society, 1996.