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Presenting the Past: Ruby Podva, Danville's postmaster

Original post made on Dec 5, 2011

Postmasters were important to growing villages throughout the West. Sometimes, as with Danville, a name was chosen for the community when citizens decided to get a post office. Many people still recall Ruby Podva, who was postmaster from 1933 to 1963.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 5, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Montana James Podva
a resident of Danville
on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the history lesson ! My Dad, James M. Podva, son of Robert and Irene Podva, was born at "Bonny Vista", aka, The Old Podva House, in 1917. I recall first meeting Roger and Ruby there at a family reunion in the early 1950's. My cousin Dolph showed me how to jump safely from the hay loft and his dad, Boo Podva, taught me how to ride a horse. Great memories of my early childhood days!

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Posted by n
a resident of Danville
on Dec 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

Montana, I bet you have a wealth of information on Danville History. How wonderful. I hope you share it and photos so we can learn more about Danville.

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Posted by collins
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Dec 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I look forward to purchasing and reading the new Danville history book!

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Dec 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

It would be nice to see the Railroad Museum do an exhibit of black & white photos, sketches, and paintings of our town from it's early history. There seems to be a dearth of this material, but I have a hunch some of Danville's more senior residents might have material they could loan out.

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