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Bonito City, a silver mining town about 1880, was located in the
widest part of Bonito Canyon, the site of which is now covered by bonito Lake.
When Chas. Metcalfe was appointed postmaster August 24, 1882 its population as around 500 inhabitants.
Lewis W. Bourne became postmaster February 12, 1894 and was agent grandfather of Mrs. Blye Skinner Cox who still lives at Nogal.
The incident most remembered about the town was the tragic Mayberry murder there. The entire family was wiped out with the exception of one daughter.
The office was discontinued January 31, 1911 and the mail was sent to Parsons.
List of Postmasters
|Jacob G. Huber Apr. 3, 1899|
|Chas. Metcalf Aug. 24, 1882||Herman Consbruck April 18, 1901|
|Lewis W. Bourne Feb. 12, 1894||George Braune Jan. 8, 1910|
|Jacob G. Huber May 29,1884||Chauncey R. Booker Feb. 2, 1909|
Charles H. Armijo April 2, 1883
Discontinued July 3, 1883
Mail to White Oaks
[White Mountain] (Typist note)
Florence E. Nabours Jan. 12, 1912
Changed to White Mountain Dec. 18, 1912
Now in Otero County
Charles M. Markham Nov. 13, 1883
James W. Coats July 10, 1884
Thomas J. Scott Dec. 8, 1885
Sebbeus F. Samemore July 9, 1886
Edward C. Robinson Nov. 3, 1887
Benjamin F. Mallory Sept. 5, 1888
Lafayette M. Collier (Not Comm.) Feb. 5, 1889
William G. Cass May 17, 1890
Now in Eddy County
Transcribed by C. W. Barnum