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Browsing items in: Between the Tracks - The Story of the Old Vail Post Office

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    • Vail Train Depot

    • Unknown
    • Railway mail service -- Arizona.
    • Vail’s post office was a part of the national mail by rail system. The proximity to the train tracks made mail by rail the most efficient way to stay connected with the rest of the country. There were two "F" Cranes, one located adjacent to...
    • Proud 4H students in Vail

    • Unknown
    • 4-H clubs--Arizona--History
    • Vail students in the 4H Club proudly display their entries for the Pima County Fair. Left to Right: Helen Ferra, Beatrice Escalante, Miss Esta Trotter, Freances Schmidt, Ramona Figueroa, Carmen Leon with unidentified child.
    • Vail Feed Store

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    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Vail Feed Store about 1980. Arthur and Mary Jane Kelley purchased the old post office building and surrounding land in 1975. The building then became the Vail Feed Store until 1992 when the new building was finished.
    • Mail by Rail

    • Unknown
    • Railway mail service
    • United States Mail Railway Post Office car, Baltimore and Ohio line
    • Crop Estimates

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Crop Estimates Form.

      This item is part of the Arizona Postal Documents collection and the finding aid can be viewed through Arizona Archives Online. ...
    • Allen Family in Vail

    • Allen Family
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • This Southern Pacific Railroad Motor Car was normally used to transport the Vail section crew along the track to accomplish their work. On this day Maxie Allen, the Section Foreman at Vail, posed with his children and their friend. Left to right:...
    • Otto Schley, Vail Postmaster

    • Unknown
    • Postmasters--1900-1909;
    • This photograph is thought to be a wedding portrait of Otto Schley. It was possibly taken by Albert Buehman. Mr. Schley was the second postmaster of Vail, and served from 1905-1907.
    • Vail Villagers Rodeo Parade Entry

    • Unknown
    • Rodeos--Arizona
    • The Vail Villagers, community members from Vail, gather on a 'Drag' wagon in their best 'western duds' to ride in the Tucson Rodeo Parade.
    • Vail Villagers Rodeo Parade Entry

    • Unknown
    • Rodeos--Arizona
    • The Vail Villagers are ready to participate in the 1938 Tucson Rodeo Parade. Betty Mayer can be seen holding on to the top of the wagon in the brand new dress her mother made for the occasion. Her mother didn’t need a pattern, she would let the...
    • Vail Southern Pacific Railroad Foreman's House

    • Unknown
    • Railway mail service -- Arizona; Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • The Vail Southern Pacific Railroad foreman's home located just north of the east-bound track in Vail. 'Casa Blanca', home of Otto and 'Evie' Rae Schley, is in the background. The photograph may have been taken by Evie Rae Schley, who would have...
    • Vail Post Office Detail

    • Unknown
    • Post office buildings--Arizona;
    • The Vail Post Office was made using some recycled pieces of lumber as evidenced by shipping crate stamps visible on some pieces of lumber.
    • Vail Post Office

    • Unknown
    • Post office buildings--Arizona;
    • The Vail Post Office was built along the wagon road that led westward to Tucson. The road was later designated Highway 80, which was the major east/west route in the southern part of the United States.
    • Sunset Ltd. Cienega Route

    • Unknown
    • Railroad trains--United States; Railroads--Arizona--History
    • The Sunset Express speeds westward over the Marsh Station bridge in 1921 towards Vail. This is the year that the bridge was built.

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