This quarter's issue features Arizona territorial checks, the history of mining and the mail, our annual stamp design contest winner, and a spotlight on our stupendous youth education volunteers! Click here to get the latest e-version of Stamp Tracks. Back issues can be found here.
Calling all youth! 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!
Gold fever lured countless men and women west in the hopes they might strike it rich. It was often a lonely, difficult existence. One of the bright spots was a piece of news from back home. Did you ever wonder how these miners, often holed up in remote areas, refusing to leave their claim, could send and receive mail? Come to the Slusser Library Tue-Sat, 8-2 through February to learn the many ways miners got their mail.