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Browsing items in: American Flag Ranch and Acadia Ranch - The Story of Oracle's Post Offices

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    • July 1881, American Flag cover with hand cancel

    • 1881-07-07
    • Postmarks—Arizona
    • Cover sent from American Flag to Cleveland, Ohio. Note the handwritten cancellation, dated July 7th. The American Flag Post Office was established on December 28, 1880 and was discontinued on July 16, 1890. This is one of the earliest known...
    • Sept 1881, American Flag cover

    • 1881-09
    • Postmarks—Arizona
    • Territorial cover addressed to Columbus, Ohio, with an American Flag cancellation of September, 1881. The first postmaster, Peter H. Loss, would have been running the post office at that time, and earning an annual compensation of $3.77.
    • American Flag Ranch corrals

    • No date
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pinal County
    • American Flag Ranch corrals with cattle inside and a horse outside. In the late 1870s Isaac Lorraine of Martinique began mining near the present day town of Oracle in Pinal County. He developed the American Flag Mine, as well as the American Flag...
    • American Flag Ranch corral today

    • 2010-11-05
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pinal County
    • The corral in American Flag today. The American Flag Ranch and corral are now maintained by the Oracle Historical Society.
    • Elna Huggett at American Flag Post Office

    • 1971 ca.
    • Post office buildings--Arizona
    • Elna Huggett at the American Flag Post Office, posing by the rose bush she planted in 1935. She and her husband, William, and daughter Wilma ran the 3C ranch.
    • American Flag Post Office in 1972

    • 1972-05
    • Post office buildings--Arizona
    • The former American Flag Post Office in 1972, when it was a private residence. Elna Huggett's rosebush is blooming by the entrance.
    • American Flag Post Office Centennial cachet and cover

    • 1980-12-28
    • Postmarks—Arizona
    • Commemorative cover for the centennial of the American Flag Post Office. The post office was established on December 28, 1880. The cover has an American Flag Station cancellation dated December 28, 1980. A cachet is a decoration on an envelope,...
    • American Flag Post Office adobe wall

    • 2010-11-05
    • Post office buildings--Arizona
    • The American Flag Post Office is an adobe building built around 1877; it is one of the oldest surviving post office buildings in Arizona. Some of the bricks are visible.
    • American Flag Post Office historical plaque

    • 2010-11-05
    • Post office buildings--Arizona
    • The American Flag Post Office building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. This plaque is attached to the front of the building and reads: "Isaac Lorraine, discoverer of the American Flag gold and silver mine, built this...
    • Acadia around 1908

    • 1908 ca.
    • Ranch houses--Arizona
    • Looking at the Acadia Ranch from across the street. Tent house to right of the main building. Edwin S. Dodge, Oracle's second postmaster, moved to Oracle in 1880 and called his ranch "Acadia" after his home in Nova Scotia. Acadia Ranch housed the...
    • Acadia cabins in snow

    • 1909-03-10
    • Ranch houses--Arizona
    • Acadia cabins after snowfall in 1909. At more than 4,500 feet, Oracle receives snowfall each year, although it usually does not last long.
    • Acadia Ranch front porch

    • No date
    • Ranch houses--Arizona
    • A gramophone on front porch of the Acadia with rocking chairs in the background.
    • Acadia porch

    • No date
    • Ranch houses--Arizona
    • Man reading newspaper in a rocking chair on the Acadia front porch.
    • Arizona pack train

    • 1909-12
    • Freight and freightage--Arizona
    • Pack train moving past Oracle tent houses.
    • Pack train in front of Acadia

    • 1908-07
    • Freight and freightage--Arizona
    • A small pack train passes by the Acadia Ranch. The buildings across the street are some of the Acadia cabins.

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