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    • Nogales, Santa Cruz County

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Tucson, Pima County
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Shultz, Pima County
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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

    • Snowflake, Navajo County
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Show Low, Navajo County
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Pinedale, Navajo County
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Mineral Park, Mohave County
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Kingman, Mohave County
    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Hardyville, Mohave County
    • Unknown
    • 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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