Historic U. S. Highway 66 Through Arizona Postal History


Here are postal cancellations from post offices along U. S. Highway 66 in Arizona during the years 1926 to 1985 when Route 66 was an active U. S. highway. The postmarks are on vintage postcards and postally used envelopes. They are listed in travel order from the eastern border of Arizona to the western border.


APACHE COUNTY


Lupton

    Hand cancellation: "LUPTON, ARIZ. JUN 28 1946".

    Hand cancellation: "LUPTON, ARIZ. SEP 5 1949".

    Hand cancellation: "LUPTON, ARIZ. OCT 4 1950".

    Hand cancellation: "LUPTON, ARIZ. JUN 4 1952".

    Hand cancellation: "LUPTON, ARIZ. DEC 1 1953".

Houck

    Hand cancellation: "HOUCK, ARIZ. JUL 15 1939".

    Hand cancellation: "HOUCK, ARIZ. DEC 4 1942".

Sanders

    Hand cancellation: "SANDERS, ARIZ. AUG 13 194?".

    Hand cancellation: "SANDERS, ARIZ. APR 12 1955".

Chambers

    Hand cancellation: "CHAMBERS, ARIZ. MAY 3 1951".

Navajo

    Hand cancellation: "NAVAJO, ARIZ. DEC 12 1934".

    Hand cancellation: "NAVAJO, ARIZ. NOV 11 1937".

    Hand cancellation: "NAVAJO, ARIZ. APR 14 1962".

    Hand cancellation: "NAVAJO, ARIZ. APR 14 1962".

    Hand cancellation: "NAVAJO, AZ 86509 OCT 10 1969".

Petrified Forest National Park

    Hand cancellation: "PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK RUR. BR., HOLBROOK, AZ 86025 AUG 14 1967".

Adamana

    Hand cancellation: "ADAMANA, ARIZ. JUN 10 1957".


NAVAJO COUNTY


Holbrook

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. JAN 24 1947".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. JUL 29 1947".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. JUN 14 1948". [This was sent by my great aunt and uncle to my grandparents in 1948!]

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. JUL 23 1948".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. JUL 6 1950".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. JUN 20 1957".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. AUG 1 1963".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. OCT 7 1965".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "HOLBROOK, ARIZ. APR 9 1966 | NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 50TH ANNIVERSARY |".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, AZ 86025 SEP 2 1967".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, AZ 86025 APR 29 1970".

    Machine cancellation: "HOLBROOK, AZ 86025 JUL 6 1975".

Joseph City

    Hand cancellation: "JOSEPH CITY, ARIZ. APR 21 1960".

    Hand cancellation: "JOSEPH CITY, ARIZ. AUG 5 1960".

    Hand cancellation: "JOSEPH CITY, AZ 86032 JUL 3 1972".

    Hand cancellation: "JOSEPH CITY, AZ 86032 JAN 4 1980".

Winslow

    This cacheted cover is for the first air mail flight from Winslow to Las Vegas, Fresno, and San Francisco. Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. SEP 5 1937".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. FEB 22 1940". [This was sent by my aunt to my grandparents in 1940!]

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. AUG 21 1942".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. DEC 27 1947".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. SEP 23 1948".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. JUN 16 1950".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. AUG 22 1953".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. AUG 27 1953".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. JUL 26 1956".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. APR 18 1960".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, ARIZ. SEP 5 1962".

    Machine cancellation: "WINSLOW, AZ 86047 OCT 5 1969".


COCONINO COUNTY


Two Gun Town

    Two different hand cancellations: "TWO GUN TOWN RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 OCT 26 1967" and "TWO GUN TOWN RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPO OCT 26 1967".

Flagstaff

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUN 11 1937".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. NOV 10 1937".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. OCT 23 1939".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. NOV 9 1941".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUL 25 1942".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. MAY 29 1948".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. AUG 18 1949".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. AUG 26 1949".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. MAY 28 1950".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUN 26 1950".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUN 20 1951".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUL 30 1951".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. OCT 20 1951".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. AUG 22 1953".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. OCT 27 1953". [This was sent by my grandparents to my parents in 1953!]

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. OCT 27 1953". [This was sent by my grandparents to me in 1953!]

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. APR 23 1955".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. SEP 18 1955".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUL 20 1956".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUN 5 1958".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUL 11 1958".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUN 4 1959 | PRAY FOR PEACE |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUL 13 1959 | PRAY FOR PEACE |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. MAY 28 1961 | PRAY FOR PEACE |".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUN 23 1964".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 JUN 6 1967".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 AUG 25 1967".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 DEC 12 1973".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 SEP 6 1979".

Flagstaff: N. A. U. Station

    Hand cancellation: "N.A.U. STA., FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPO SEP 4 1979".

Bellemont

    Hand cancellation: "BELLEMONT RUR. STA., FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. AUG 2 1966".

Parks

    Hand cancellation: "PARKS, ARIZ. DEC 4 1935".

    Hand cancellation: "PARKS, ARIZ. AUG 29 1936".

Williams

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. SEP 21 1935".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. SEP 17 1938".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. JUL 17 1941".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. SEP 3 1948".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. AUG 2 1950".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. JUN 9 1952".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. AUG 20 1958 | Remember Only you can PREVENT FOREST FIRES |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. AUG 3 1959 | Remember Only you can PREVENT FOREST FIRES |".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. MAY 3 1961".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. JUL 16 1963".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. JAN 25 1964".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. JUN 4 1964".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, AZ 86046 JUL 9 1966".

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Williams post office. Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, AZ 86046 MAR 2 1981".


YAVAPAI COUNTY


Ashfork

    Hand cancellation: "ASHFORK & L. A.   R. P. O. JUL 2 1931".

    Hand cancellation: "ASHFORK, ARIZ. SEP 2 1943 ( 1 )".

    Hand cancellation: "ASHFORK, ARIZ. JUL 24 1952 ( 1 )".

    Machine cancellation: "ASHFORK, ARIZ. MAY 3 1965".

Seligman

    Hand cancellation: "SELIGMAN, ARIZ. JUN 5 1952".

    Hand cancellation: "SELIGMAN, ARIZ. JUL 16 1955 ( 1 )".

    Machine cancellation: "SELIGMAN, ARIZ. MAR 6 1964".

Dinosaur City

    Hand cancellation: "DINOSAUR CITY, ARIZ. JUN 21 1965".

    Two different hand cancellations: "DINOSAUR CITY, ARIZ. AUG 18 1966" and "Dinosaur City Rur. Sta., Peach Springs, Ariz. USPO AUG 18 1966".


MOHAVE COUNTY


Peach Springs

    Hand cancellation: "PEACH SPRINGS, ARIZ. NOV ?3 1926".

    Hand cancellation: "PEACH SPRINGS, ARIZ. MAY 28 1928".

    Hand cancellation: "PEACH SPRINGS, ARIZ. JUN 14 1956".

Valentine

    Hand cancellation: "VALENTINE, ARIZ. FEB 14 1931".

    Hand cancellation: "VALENTINE, ARIZ. SEP 23 1933".

    Hand cancellation: "VALENTINE, ARIZ. FEB 18 1936".

    Hand cancellation: "VALENTINE, ARIZ. MAR 14 1940".

    Hand cancellation: "VALENTINE, ARIZ. FEB 14 1951".

Hackberry

    Hand cancellation: "HACKBERRY, ARIZ. DEC 25 1935".

    Hand cancellation: "HACKBERRY, ARIZ. AUG 28 1965".

Hualapai

    Hand cancellation: "HUALAPAI RUR. BR., KINGMAN, AZ 86412 JAN 4 1980".

Kingman

    Hand cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. SEP 23 1927".

    Hand cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JUL 10 1928".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. APR 19 1950 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Hand cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JUN 20 1952".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JAN 5 1954 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JUN 15 1954".

    Machine cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. NOV 13 1954".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JUN 13 1956 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. MAY 21 1958 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. SEP 8 1958 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. SEP 29 1958 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JUL 12 1960 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. NOV 9 1961 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. MAY 5 1962".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. AUG 6 1964 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JAN 26 1965 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. FEB 24 1965 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. APR 5 1965 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. JUN 10 1965 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. DEC 7 1965 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

    Machine cancellation: "KINGMAN, ARIZ. SEP 11 1967".

    Machine cancellation: "KINGMAN, AZ 86401 OCT 16 1968".

Oatman

    Hand cancellation: "OATMAN, ARIZ. NOV 2 1938". Notice the interesting message signed by the postmaster.

Yucca

    Hand cancellation: "YUCCA, ARIZ. JUL 14 1962".

Topock

    Hand cancellation: "TOPOCK, ARIZ. MAY 20 1964".

    Hand cancellation: "TOPOCK, AZ 86436 APR 3 1965".

    Hand cancellation: "TOPOCK, AZ 86436 OCT 1 1965".

    Hand cancellation: "TOPOCK, AZ 86436 JUN 24 1974".

    Hand cancellation: "TOPOCK, AZ 86436 OCT 15 1975".

    Hand cancellation: "TOPOCK, AZ USPO OCT 15 1975".


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