Mail Service

Mail Service to Hampden, North Dakota

The first mail service to the area was addressed to Northfield, which was changed to Hampden on July 15, 1903. Its postmasters, through 1963, were:

  • Ole Iverson, March 4, 1902
  • Joseph Elliott, June 26, 1902
  • Ole Knudson, September 16, 1905
  • Kenneth B. Williams, August 6, 1918
  • J. Rodney Williams, July 16, 1921
  • Erick Myhre, August 4, 1924
  • James McMillan, July 17, 1933
  • Marily B. Peters, December 28, 1963

Mail carriers have included Gilbert Garnas, Ed Seward, Albert Ogland, and Carl Mortenson, from 1920 until his retirement in 1965.  Norman Christian began carrying the mail in 1965. Alfred W. Dahl was also substitute carrier occasionally.

Information derived primarily from:

  • Ramsey County History: vol 2, p 598, 1983
  • Hampden Diamond Jubilee Book, 1979