This fall, we were contacted by Terri Price Selig – the great-granddaughter of Elijah Price. Elijah Price was the first postmaster for the Illahe Post Office and was the driving force behind a post office being created in Illahe. Terri believes that her great-grandfather’s motivation was the desire to help his wife deal with the isolation that existed in Illahe at that time.
Terri has shared a variety of photographs, notes, and postcards from her family’s time in the place we now call “Illahe” – and has given us permission to share those items with our guests or use them as we see fit. Thanks to Terri, I am able to share the drawing of the Illahe Post Office shown below with people reading this posting.