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US Postal Mailbox out in the rural community of Bonsall, San Diego.

Bonsall is but one of the names held by this area of the county near Fallbrook. Originally Mt. Fairgood and then Osgood after a chief engineer of the Southern Railroad Survey, the area underwent a naming contest of sorts in 1889.

When a petition called for it to be renamed Reed, Favorite or Bonsall, after a retired minister who developed a fruit tree industry here, James Bonsall.

Today it remains a rural area with a 2-acre per home development requirement and its proximity to San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center makes it popular with the horsy set.

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