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    • 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...
    • Fort Huachuca, Cochise 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 postal card mailed from Fort Huachuca. Ariz., December 19, 1909. Originally established as a military post under the name of Camp Huachuca. This last specimen of an Arizona territorial postmark ties a one cent stamp to a picture...
    • Adamana, Apache 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Aubrey, 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 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....
    • Tempe, Maricopa 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 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...
    • Buckeye, Maricopa 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 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....
    • Thatcher, 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 postal card mailed from Thatcher, Ariz., December 31, 1909. In 1881, John Moody bought the Conley Ranch and the following year was joined by four Mormon families. Christopher Layton decided on a town site on higher land and bought it on...
    • 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...

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