Sedona Centennial<br><i>P.O. wishes Sedona happy birthday</i>
The Cowboy Corral was the location of the United States Post Office in uptown Sedona from 1945 to 1948. Today it is a popular western store.
"If you want to have your mail carried by rider, write 'Via Pony Express' on the bottom left corner of your stamped, addressed envelope and drop it at any Sedona Post Office by 5 p.m. on June 25," Scheerer suggests.
At the one-day post office in uptown that will actually be operated by postal employees, you can purchase special "Happy Birthday" stamps and have your mail cancelled with a Schnebly Hotel cancellation stamp honoring the 100th anniversary. The Postal History Foundation printed and will sell Sedona Centennial cachet envelopes.
Other fun offerings:
• Two of Sedona Schenbly's granddaughters will be on hand to share memories and postmark the mail
• A mailable brochure containing historical facts and anecdotes will be available for $1 from the Sedona Historical Society
• For kids: Design a Stamp Contest winners will be announced and displayed
According to Scheerer, the population of the Sedona area in 1902 when Schnebly first applied for permission to establish a post office was only 20 families. Up until that time, the remote area had sporadic mail delivery.
"Over the past 100 years, the Sedona Post Office has grown to 20 rural routes, two highway contract routes and nearly 70 employees," Scheerer notes.
If You Go ...
What: Centennial Postal Event
When: Wednesday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Cowboy Corral (post office location1945-48), 219 N. Arizona 89A
Why: Sedona Post Office celebrates 100 years of service
Features: Pony express ride destination, Centennial and Philatelic Station
More info: Sedona Trolly shuttle free from Schnelby and Apple Roads. Parking in new city parking lot in uptown