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    • It Pays to Mail Early

    • Unknown
    • Post Office Archives; Post offices--Arizona--1930-1980; Tucson Region (Ariz.)--History
    • A gathering of the Tucson Mail Users Council. On the left is Robert M. Huse, Director of Customer Relations U.S. Post Office. Center is Doe Stella as Miss Zip Code. On the right is Larry Cockerel of Tucson Gas and Electric Company.
    • 857 + Banquet

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    • Post Office Archives; Post offices--Arizona--1930-1980; Tucson Region (Ariz.)--History; Zip codes--Arizona--Tucson-Photographs
    • Banquet promoting zip code usage.
    • Girl on Desk

    • Unknown
    • Post Office Archives; Post offices--Arizona--1930-1980; Tucson Region (Ariz.)--History;
    • Barbara Trainor, Miss Zip 1965.
    • Oral History with Bill Gartside, February 17, 2011

    • Gartside, Bill
    • Phoenix (Ariz.); Schools--Maricopa County; United States Postal Service--Employees--Biography;
    • Bill Gartside was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Phoenix. Mr. Gartside worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. He talks about the post offices around Phoenix and various...
    • Christmas Deadline Billboard

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    • Post Office Archives; Post offices--Arizona--1930-1980; Tucson Region (Ariz.)--History
    • Billboard advertizing the December 9th Christmas mailing deadline.
    • Mr. Zip Cutout with Model

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    • Post Office Archives; Post offices--Arizona--1930-1980; Tucson Region (Ariz.)--History; Zip codes--Arizona--Tucson-Photographs
    • Brenda Caldwell with Mr. Zip.
    • Zone Your Mail Marquee

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    • Post Office Archives; Post offices--Arizona--1930-1980; Tucson Region (Ariz.)--History; Zip codes--Arizona--Tucson-Photographs
    • Business marquee urging you to zone your mail.
    • Apache, Cochise County

    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • Aubrey, 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 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....
    • Calabasas, Santa Cruz County

    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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 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...
    • Dragoon, Cochise County

    • Unknown
    • 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....
    • Fortuna, Yuma County

    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • Gila Bend, 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 Gila Bend, Ariz., August 8, 1904. Fr. Garces found a Native American Rancheria in 1774. Years later a settlement began where grain was raised. This colony became known as Gila Bend, located at the turning point of...
    • Guthrie, 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 envelope mailed from Guthrie, Ariz., December 21, 1910. This point on the Arizona and New Mexico railroad was named for Guthrie Smith who with J. Duncan Smith sold land to the Arizona Copper Co. In 1883, the railroad was built to reach...
    • Klondyke, Graham 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 Klondyke, Ariz., July 16, 1909. Prospectors returning from Alaska settled at this point and named it to commemorate their experiences in the Klondike. The post office was established on July 22, 1907 with John...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ochoaville, Cochise County

    • Unknown
    • 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.
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • Safford, Graham 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 Safford, Arizona, July 12, 1881. A group of farmers found the first American Colony in the Gila Valley in 1874. They settled the site of Safford, naming it for Gov. Anson Safford, the Territorial Governor and...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Strawberry, 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 envelope mailed from Strawberry, AT (Arizona Territory). February 2, 1889. The stamps are pen cancelled, and the post office name and date are handwritten. In 1886, the first settlers in the community of Strawberry learned that the area...
    • Tempe, Maricopa 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 Tempe, Ariz., November 1, 1898. In 1871, Charles Trumbull Hayden , left Tucson where he lived since his arrival in 1857 on the first Butterfield Overland Mail coach. He moved to the site of the future Tempe where he...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Maricopa, Pinal County

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Adamana, Apache County

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Buckeye, Maricopa 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 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....
    • Cochise, Cochise County

    • Unknown
    • 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

    • Unknown
    • 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

    • 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 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...
    • Eagar, Apache County

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Elgin, Santa Cruz County

    • Unknown
    • 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...

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