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    • Arrival at Cuprite Mining Camp

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    • Arizona--History--To 1912; Mining camps--Arizona--History
    • The Rae family arrives at the Cuprite Mining Camp from New Jersey in 1903. Left to right: George Rae, Sarah Rae, Jessie Rae, Otto Schley, unknown. Cuprite was part of the Helvetia Mining District, located in the Santa Rita Mountains, south of...
    • Fairview, Graham County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postcards -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postcard mailed March 31, 1911, from Fairview, Ariz. This post office changed names several times in the course of its history. It was first established as "Matthews" on February 9, 1897 and was discontinued on on May 1, 1906. A few...
    • 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.
    • Eagar, Apache County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Postcards -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Eagar, Ariz., October 8, 1909. There is a receiving cancellation from Nutrioso, Ariz., October 8, 1909 as well. John Eager, with his brothers and the Robertsons, homesteaded in Round Valley about 1878. John moved...
    • Patagonia, 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 Patagonia, Ariz., November 14, 1908. The post office was first established on May 7, 1866, but closed and re-opened twice before its re-establishment on March 31st, 1900.
    • Fortuna, Yuma 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 Fortuna, Ariz., Sep 18, 1902. The post office was established in 1896. In 1904 it was discontinued and the mail was sent to Blaisdell, on the Southern Pacific Railroad Line.
    • 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.
    • Tuba, Coconino County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postcards -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Tuba, Ariz., 1910. The post office was established as Tuba City in 1884, but the name was changed to "Tuba" in 1894.
    • Riverside, Pinal 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 Riverside, Ariz., September 3?, 1894. There is a further cancel from Tucson on that date, as well as a "Due 2" marking and a Postage Due stamp. A post office was established on October 17, 1877, with...
    • Somerton, Yuma 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 Somerton, Ariz., August 24, 1903. The post office was established on December 23, 1898, with Minnie E. Case as postmaster.
    • Ochoaville, 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 Ochoaville. August 27, 1884 to Sonora, Mexico. The cancellation is in pen and ink, and the town and date are handwritten below the stamps. Note the cachet depicting the Occidental Hotel in Tombstone.
    • Glendale, 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 Glendale, Ariz., ?? 24, 1907. The cancellation is incomplete with regard to the month. The post office was established June 27, 1892 with Samuel B. Stoner as postmaster. It became a Wells Fargo station in 1903.
    • Parker, Yuma 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 Parker, Ariz., Jun 6, 1904. The post office was established on January 6, 1871, with John Salt as the first postmaster.
    • 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...
    • Scottsdale, 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 envelope mailed from Scottsdale, Ariz., June 7, 1899. The post office was established on February 20, 1897, with James L. Davis as postmaster.
    • Saint Johns, Apache 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 added adhesive mailed from Saint Johns, Arizona, Oct 17, 1888. The cancel date is not totally clear. Wilford Woodruff, president of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, located a Mormon settlement on March 29,...
    • 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.
    • Washington, 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 postal stationery entire with added adhesive stamps mailed from Washington, Ariz., December 15, 1896. A post office was established on May 13, 1880 and later changed to Duquesne, but discontinued in 1920.
    • Young, Gila 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 Young, Ariz., February 20, 1909. The post office was established on June 25, 1890 and was named "Young" after the family of the first postmistress, Miss Ola Young, daughter of Silas Young, an early...
    • 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...
    • Elgin, 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 postal card mailed from Elgin, Ariz., June 2, 1910. The stamp is cancelled with pen and ink, and there is a receiving cancel from Portland, Oregon, dated Jun 7 of that year. The message on the postcard reads: "Dear sister... Why don't...
    • Purdy, Greenlee County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postcards -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Purdy, Graham County, Ariz., November 13, 1883. The oval cancellation includes "Graham County," which was true in part of 1883. The post office moved across the river in October, 1883, into Greenlee County.
    • Fredonia, Coconino County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery; Postcards -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal card mailed from Fredonia, Ariz., November 13, 1909. The text reads: "Dear Cousin, Rec'd your welcome card. Your irrigation dam is more like it than ours. I certainly would like to see your old man come out. Am herding sheep...
    • Yuma, Yuma 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 Yuma, A.T., in October. No year is included in the cancel but it probably is from the 1880s, and the date is not legible. Known both as Arizona and Colorado City under the New Mexico Territory and...
    • Wellton, Yuma 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 Wellton, Ariz., October 12, 1907. When the railroad came through the region, wells were needed to supply trains with water. Several deep wells were sunk, hence the name, Wellton. On the Gila River,...
    • Quartzsite, Yuma 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 entire mailed from Quartzsite, Ariz., Feb 24, 1910. The town of Quartzsite is located on the site of old Fort Tyson built in 1856 by Charles Tyson, for protection against the Native Americans. Today, travelers may visit...
    • Prescott, 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 stationery entire mailed from Prescott, Ariz., Sep 3, 1885. On May 30, 1864 the citizens held a meeting on Granite Creek and established the town. Prescott resulted from the establishment of the territory of Arizona. Gov. John...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Nogales, 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; Post office buildings -- Arizona
    • Cancelled postal stationery entire with Wells, Fargo and Co's Express franking, mailed from Wells, Fargo in Nogales on May 7, 1894. The blue cancellation is not clearly legible on the blue stamp, so the year date is not certain. Nogales was the...
    • Nogales, 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; Arizona -- History -- Pictorial works
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Nogales, Ariz., January 20, 1905. The name Nogales is an old one, found on maps from 1859 to the present. Jacob Isaacson, an itinerant peddler who had been in Arizona since 1875 built a small store straddling the...
    • 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...
    • Sacaton, 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 card mailed from Sacaton, Ariz., Pinal Co. November 8, 1883. The post office was established in January 1871. The origin of the name "Sacaton" is in doubt. The Pima Indian village may have been named for the meeting of the new...
    • Redrock, Pinal County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled post card mailed from Redrock (Red Rock), Ariz., August 7, 1908. The town spelling varied from one word to two words over the years. The community was developed to service the Silver Bell smelter. The post office was established in...
    • Pinal, Pinal 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 Pinal, Ariz., October, 1889. The date is not legible in the cancellation. The developing community of Pinal was an important stage station on the road to Globe. When the Silver King Mine closed in 1888 Pinal...
    • Oracle, 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 Oracle, Ariz., July 17, 1902. The letter is addressed to the Gold Coast, West Africa. Oracle, a small ranching and mining community, established its post office December 28, 1880 with James Branson as postmaster....
    • Maricopa, Pinal County

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    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled post office form mailed from Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona, March 17, 1885. The cancellation is octagonal. This was originally the junction for the main transcontinental railroad with the branch line into Phoenix. The post office at...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Tucson, Pima 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 entire mailed from Tucson, Ariz., June 23, 1881. Electric streetcars began operating in Tucson on June 1, 1906 as a replacement for the horse and mule drawn streetcars. For over twenty-four years electric streetcars...
    • Tucson, 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 postal stationery entire mailed from Tucson, Ariz., August 30, 1890. Street cars drawn by mules, when the mules felt like it, were still in use in Tucson in 1901. Note the name “Meyer Street 3” on the front of the Car.
    • Shultz, 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 Shultz, Ariz., March 28, 1898. The small mining camp on the hill above the San Pedro River was developed by Frank Shultz around the end of 1872. He built a small grocery store and opened the post office to...
    • White River, Navajo 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 White River, Ariz., November 11, 1904. An early name for the White River was the Sierra Blanca River. The settlement is the current headquarters for the Apache Indian Reservation on the north fork of the White...
    • Snowflake, Navajo 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 postcard mailed from Snowflake, Ariz., August 19, 1906. A transit cancel from Holbrook, Ariz. also appears. James Stinson, a rancher, sold property in July 1878 to William Flake. Erastus Snow and twelve destitute families arrived from a...
    • Show Low, Navajo 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 Showlow (Show Low), Ariz., July 18, 1888. The cancellation spells the town name in one word. In 1875, Corydon B. Cooley settled on Show Low Creek with his wife who was the daughter of Chief Pedro of the White Mountain...
    • Pinedale, Navajo 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 Pinedale, Ariz., December 31, 1908. Niels Mortenson began a Mormon settlement here in 1879. Although it was first known as Mortenson, it was also referred to a Percheron because of the breed of stallion Mortenson...
    • Mineral Park, 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 envelope mailed from Mineral Park, Arizona, April 11, 1882. The rich abundance of metals in the area gave Mineral Park its name in 1870. Mineral Park was the county seat for a short time in 1873, but when mining production slowed down...
    • Kingman, 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 postal stationery entire mailed from Kingman, Arizona, June 11, 1890. The town was named for the locating engineer, Lewis Kingman. This photo is of the first post office building in Kingman, which is now known as the Great Western Bank...
    • Hardyville, 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 stationery entire mailed from Hardyville, A.T. (Arizona Territory), April 18, 1867. The envelope is cancelled by pen and ink, and the town and date are written by hand. Hardyville became a distribution point on the Colorado River...

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