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    • Adamana, Apache County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Arizona -- History -- Pictorial works
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Adamana, Ariz., March 31, 1909. Adamana is a contraction of the name "Adam Hanna", who with Jim Cart, raised cattle in the area. A post office was located at the ranch headquarters. Adamana was also the name of a...
    • Aguila, Maricopa County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Aguila, Ariz., January 26, 1912. This small settlement on the railroad is named for a nearby peak, Pico del Aguila (Spanish for "Eagle's beak"). The post office was established on March 30, 1910, with Frank...
    • American Flag, Pinal County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Post office buildings -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal stationery mailed from American Flag, July 7. The cancel is done with pen and ink, and there is a notation that the year is 1881. A cattle ranch known as the American Flag Ranch was developed in 1882 by Isaac Lorraine where he...
    • Apache, Cochise County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Apache, Ariz., September 12, 1910. The return address is Chiricahua, Ariz. Little remains of the community called "Apache", which was named in remembrance of the days of the Apache raids led by Geronimo. Forty miles...
    • Apache, Yavapai County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Apache, Ariz., September 12, 1910. The return address is Chiricahua, Ariz. The post office was established on Jan. 7, 1873 with John A. Meredith as postmaster. The office was discontinued on Aug. 11, 1875.
    • Arivaca, Pima County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Arivaca, Pima Co. Ariz., August 9, 1881. The post office was established on April 10, 1878.
    • Ash Fork, Yavapai County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Ashfork (Ash Fork), Ariz., Oct 4, 1910. The town is spelled with one word in the canceller. Freight carried to Jerome traveled part way along Ash Creek. It was so named because of a group of small ash trees. The...
    • Aubrey, Mohave County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Post office buildings -- Arizona
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Aubrey, Ariz., February 10. The year is not shown in the cancellation, but probably is from the 1880s. Aubrey, an important Colorado River steamer landing, established a post office on October 2, 1866 with Henry L....
    • Benson, Cochise County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Post office buildings -- Arizona
    • Cancelled stamp on an envelope dated in Benson, Ariz., April 22, 1895, addressed in Chinese and English to Los Angeles, Cal. Benson was a stagecoach station in the early days. In March 1871 a detachment of the 19th U.S. Cavalrymen had a fight here...
    • Benton, Greenlee County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled postal stationery entire mailed from Benton, Ariz., March 9, 1905. The post office was established on October 10, 1903 and discontinued on October 31, 1907.
    • Bisbee, Cochise County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled postal stationery entire with a Bisbee, Ariz., flag cancel dated November 14, 1904. The letter was addressed to Willcox, Ariz. In 1880 a small eastern mining firm known as Phelps Dodge and Co. sent Dr. James Douglas to purchase copper...
    • Buckeye, Maricopa County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Post office buildings -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Buckeye, Ariz., April 8, 1906. Buckeye was named for the Buckeye Canal built by M.M. Jackson in honor of his home state in Ohio. Thomas Newton Clanton donated a quarter section along the canal for a town site....
    • Calabasas, Santa Cruz County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Calabasa, Ariz., March 7, 1886. The canceller appears to have no final "S" in the town name. The area of Calabasas had been inhabited since the late 1600’s, under various peoples and names. The Spanish name...
    • Casa Grande, Pinal County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Post office buildings -- Arizona
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Casa Grande, Arizona. January 26, 1889. The cancellation is in blue ink, and has an accompanying star canceller. The thriving and prosperous town of Casa Grande was so named by the railroad because at the time of...
    • Cave Creek, Maricopa County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled postal stationery envelope mailed from Cave Creek, Ariz., April 4, 1901. The post office was established April 28, 1890 and closed on November 20, 1895. It re-opened on August 29, 1896 as "Cavecreek", however the cover here shows it as...
    • Clifton, Greenlee County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Envelope cancelled in pen and ink in Clifton, A. T., on December 13, 1875. Rich deposits of copper were discovered in the area by Lt. John G. Bourke in 1869 while he was on army duty. In 1872, a group of explorers from Silver City, New Mexico...
    • Cochise, Cochise County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Cochise, Ariz., January 25, 1912. The settlement of Cochise was established around 1886 and named for the Chiricahua Apache Chief. The post office, established in 1886, was short-lived and was discontinued in 1887...
    • Cottonia, Mohave County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Cottonia, Ariz., March 29, 1911. The post office was established on May 12, 1910 and closed on April 12, 1911, when the name was changed to Lincolnia.
    • Courtland, Cochise County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Post office buildings -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Courtland, Ariz., November 3, 1909. Courtland Young was one of the owners of the Great Western Mining Company established in 1909, by his brother, W. J. Young. The post office was established on March 13, 1909...
    • Dragoon, Cochise County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Dragoon, Arizona, April 19, 1882. The post office was established on June 20, 1881. This is the earliest known cover bearing a Dragoon postmark, although the post office had been open for ten months by this time....

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