Presenting the Past: Ruby Podva, Danville's postmaster Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm
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.
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Posted by Montana James Podva, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, 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!
Posted by Derek, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, 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.