How Rescue Got Its Name
Before the store and post office were located in what is now Rescue, Green Valley was at the west; Rose Springs to the east; Jay Hawk and Deer Valley to the north; and Gray’s Flat to the south. The Green Valley Post Office was at the Dormody ranch, now owned by the Greenhalgh family. The Rescue Post Office came into being through the efforts of DeCourcy Hodgkin (father of Howard Hodgkin of Gray’s Flat), and his brother-inlaw, Andrew Hare. Not being permitted to use the name “Green Valley”, a new one had to be found. Hare operated what was known as the Rescue mine, a short distance below the Pyramid mine, about a mile below the Dry Creek bridge, at the junction of Green Valley and Lotus roads. As far as was known, there was no other post office in the state known as Rescue, so this name was adopted. Speculation is that Hare’s predecessors in the mine operation may have found provisions running low, and were saved by the finding of gold, and therefore named the mine “Rescue”. Later the Green Valley Post Office was moved to the junction of Green Valley and Bass Lake roads, and still later was combined with the Rescue Post Office.