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American Flag Ranch and Acadia Ranch - The Story of Oracle's Post Offices
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    • Oracle Post Office and General Merchandise store in 1930s

    • Oracle Post Office and General Merchandise store in 1930s
    • 1930 ca.
    • Post office buildings--Arizona; General stores--Arizona
    • Oracle General Merchandise and Post Office building in the 1930s. Signs advertise "Cold Drinks," "Rest Room," and "Ladies Rest-Room." The Thunderbird Kiva occupied the right side of the building and sold Native American artifacts.
    • American Flag Post Office historical plaque

    • 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...
    • FDR appoints Lawson

    • FDR appoints Lawson
    • 1940-03-14
    • Post Office Archives
    • This certificate, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Postmaster General James A. Farley, appoints John. W. Lawson as Postmaster of Oracle. It is dated March 14, 1940.
    • American Flag Post Office adobe wall

    • 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.
    • Mail sorter

    • Mail sorter
    • 2010-11-05
    • Mail sorting
    • Each cubbyhole in this mail sorter had been labeled with the name of a city or region. It is part of an exhibit at the Acadia Ranch Museum.
    • Basteen appointment

    • Basteen appointment
    • 1949-06-06
    • Post Office Archives
    • On June 6, 1949, this letter was sent from Jesse Monroe Donaldson, the Postmaster General of the United States, to Lloyd K. Basteen. It officially appoints Basteen as Oracle's Postmaster.
    • American Flag Post Office in 1972

    • 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.
    • Dad's Tent (John W. Lawson)

    • Dad's Tent (John W. Lawson)
    • 1911-09
    • Postmasters--Arizona
    • Postmaster John W. Lawson in front of his tent house. He was the postmaster in Oracle from 1911-1915, and again from 1926-1943. He bought out Thomas McCauley's share of the Oracle General Store and owned it in partnership with Leslie Terry.
    • Acadia cabins in snow

    • 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.

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