Thom, Thanks for posting. I too have an envelope and postmark from Diggins Mo., in fact I stopped at the PO and talked to the Postmistress. She is about as close to the town historian as you find and she has a tale of how the town was renamed after a railroad engineer who was passing through. I was hoping to find out more about this RR man. It is NOT a shortening of diggings. BTW where are you from?