Clang, Clang, Clang went the Trolley!
Stamp, Stamp, Stamp went the Mail!
Streetcar railway mail played an important, though short, role in early 20th century urban life. The new Slusser Library exhibit, concurrent with the Sun Link inagural trip and the Postal History Foundation's streetcar event, explores the history of streetcar railway mail and the history of Tucson's own trolleys. The exhibit is also interactive. We're collecting memories of or stories about streetcars.
Hop on the tracks to the Slusser Library through summer 2014!
The Postal History Foundation continues its tradition of joining community events with special cachets and postmarks. For the 25 July 2014 inaugural Sun Link trip, we offer two cachet designs, by Don Regole and Steve Farley, and two postmarks designed by Don Regole (one postmark for each inaugural trip direction). Steve Farley, also an Arizona state senator, will carry the cachets in our authentic railway mail bag. You may order the cachets in person or by clicking here.
Tap into your creative well and design a postage stamp to say Feliz Cumpleaños to our fair city, Tucson! Your design should show some aspect that makes Tucson great. In your design, you could use well-known Tucson landmarks, desert plants and animals, historical events, the U of A, people, neighborhoods, pasttimes... the possibilities are limitless! Just be sure whatever you create reflects TUCSON, specifically. Click here for examples of past winners to help get you started. And then head on over to our Stamp Design Contest page for details. We look forward to seeing your entry!