In cooperation with the Cornville Historical Society, the U. S. Postal Service will offer a special pictorial postmark at the dedication of the restored Cornville Post Office on Saturday, June 24. A special “Cornville Dedication Station” postmark was designed by the Society and approved for use by the Postal Service, with help from local postmaster John Rachel.
“First-class stamped envelopes with the special postmark will be available for $1.00 each at the dedication event at Windmill Gardens, and for thirty more days at the Cornville Post Office,” said Rachel. “This is an opportunity to receive a special souvenir of the occasion and be a part of local history,” said Judy Miller, who coordinated the postmark project for the Society. The pictorial postmark features a pioneer post office with a horse in front, and a traditional postmark circle surrounding the dedication date.
The dedication will celebrate the restoration of the historic “Cornville Post Office & Store” which was built in 1909 and moved three times before coming full circle back to its original site in 2012. The event will be held at Windmill Gardens, beginning at 10 am on Saturday, June 24. The program will feature Yavapai County Supervisor Tom Thurman as guest speaker. Refreshments will be offered.