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

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    • Estrada Brand Certificate

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • 1901 Live Stock Sanitary Board Brand registration for Francisco Estrada still bears the creases from the horseback ride from Phoenix back to his ranch in the Santa Rita Mountains.
    • Bill 'Maxie' Allen just back from a hunting trip

    • Allen Family
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • 'Maxie' shows off a deer from his hunting trip. His father was the Southern Pacific Railroad foreman in Vail. He is standing in front of their home in Vail.
    • Loading the safe from the Cienega Creek

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • A safe was found in the Cienega Creek, possibly from an 1880s train robbery. Fransisco Bejarano and friends leverage the safe into the back of Ed Hilton's truck. Back of photograph reads: "Hopeless Ranch between Pantano railroad station and Buel...
    • Arches at Rancho del Lago

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    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Arches of main house at Rancho del Lago. It was built by Cleveland Putnam, who purchased the property in the 1930s from the Monthan family.
    • Arthur Kelley Feeding His Chickens

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    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Arthur Kelley feeding his chickens at the Vail Feed Store. He purchased the old post office and surrounding property in 1975, after its closure in 1973. He moved to Arizona from Michigan, living first in the Rincon Valley and later moving to Vail.
    • Arthur Kelley Outside the Vail Feed Store

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    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Arthur Kelley loads up for a customer at the Vail Feed Store. Growing up in Michigan, his dream had been to be either a sailor or a cowboy. He got to know the ranchers and their families, and enjoyed the rural life when he moved to Vail.
    • Arthur Kelley Visiting With Friends

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Arthur Kelley, owner of the Vail Feed Store, visiting with friends. Members of the Kelley family continue to operate a new feed store built in 1994, which is located on the property.
    • Snow in Vail

    • Allen Family
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Barbara Allen enjoys a snowy day on her bicycle in Vail outside the foreman's home in Vail.
    • Barbara Allen Celebrates Her Birthday in Vail

    • Allen Family
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Barbara Allen, celebrates her birthday with friends in Vail. Her father, Maxie Allen was the Section Crew Foreman at Vail for many years from 1944 through the 1950s. Back row, left to right: Phyllis Stagel, Janice O’Neill, Sharon Cox, Bill...
    • The 'Bats' Baseball Team in Vail

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Caption: 1938- Baseball teams from Tucson were invited to play the Vail Baseball team (organized by Jim Dillon) at ballpark next to the Dillon's gas station.
    • Carrying the Mails - Star Routes

    • United States Post Office Department
    • Post Office Archives
    • Carrying the Mails of the United States on Star Routes in the State of Arizona from July 1, 1922 to June 30, 1926. U.S. mail contract regarding transport of mail from Vail to neighboring times.
    • Governor Hunt at Colossal Cave

    • Unknown
    • Colossal Cave (Ariz.)
    • Colossal Cave to the northwest of Vail has been an important part of the community bringing visitors through the area since the 1880s. In 1924 Governor W.P. Hunt paid a visit. Frank ‘Pop’ Schmidt, the Operator and developer of Colossal Cave...
    • Vail School Graduation Celebration

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Community members gather for a Vail school graduation celebration outside the Shrine of Saint Rita in the Desert in 1939. Left to right: Lottie Trotter (teacher), Evelyn Schmidt, Virginia Dillon, Esta Trotter (teacher), unidentified, Jane Dillon,...
    • Vail Ranchers

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Cowboys on the X9 ranch in Vail take a break while helping each other with a round-up. Back row, left to right: Manuel Mongia, Charlie Figueroa, Oscar Leon, Gordon Packard, Frankie Figueroa, Jose Maria Bernal. Front row, left to right: Diego...
    • Castro Family at Rosemont, 1917.

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    • Mining camps--Arizona--History.
    • Edward, Grandmother Conception holding infant granddaughter, Alicia; Lydia and Marguerita Castro holding Jermina outside their tent at Rosemont Camp in 1917. The Castro family found work at Rosemont Camp after escaping the turmoil of the Mexican...

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